Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004
Builds on students? understandings of the responsibilities and obligations of belonging to the profession of science teaching. They will gain a critical understanding of science education and federal and state policy in this area. Students will understand the rationale and aims of the HSC Preliminary Physics syllabus in NSW while developing the skills to plan, implement and evaluate units of work in a secondary school context. They will gain a theoretical knowledge of and practical skills in the application of the science education methods in a physics context. Students will develop skills in the management of the major functions of physics lesson organisation and delivery to an acceptable level of competence.
On satisfactory completion of this course students should be able to:
? Extend their understandings of the responsibilities and obligations of belonging to the profession of teaching;
? Understand the rationale and aims of Physics education;
? Develop an understanding of the nature of Physics methods;
? Manage major teaching functions of physics lesson organisation;
? Develop planning skills required for effective sequencing of physics learning experiences, taking into account issues related to curriculum knowledge and effective classroom management strategies;
? Planning, delivering anti evaluating simple physics lessons;
? Develop assessment of student learning appropriate for Preliminary Physics.
? Interpret school programs in relation to the Stage 6 Preliminary Physics syllabus;
? Develop the skills to research the content strands of the Physics syllabus and design units of work.
* Critical examination of all aspects of the design, implementation and assessment of the New Stage 6 Physics syllabus.
* Critical awareness of the resources available to support the implementation of the senior syllabi.
* Knowledge of current and past policies and educational research which informs the evaluation of and modification of aspects of
syllabus design and implementation.
* Awareness of current issues related to the NSW Board of Studies Higher School Certificate Examinations, with specific reference to the Physics and related curricula.
* Knowledge and understanding of what makes an effective educational resource (traditional and IT oriented).
* Knowledge of the wider community as a resource for the study of the Physics.
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term