EDUC 4512A - Chemistry Curriculum & Methodology A (UG)
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code EDUC 4512A Course Chemistry Curriculum & Methodology A (UG) Coordinating Unit School of Education Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact 2 hours per week, in addition to a 2 hour common lecture focussing on Planning and Teaching Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites Pass in 6 courses of Chemistry Restrictions Available to B Teaching students only Course Description The course aims to present information on a range of methodologies and develop a variety of pedagogical skills that will prepare students for the start of their teaching career in senior school Chemistry.
Course Coordinator: Mr Glen ArthurMr Glen Arthur Lecturer USC firstname.lastname@example.org
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.Tuesdays 5:10pm-7:00pm
Course Learning Outcomes
On Successful completion of this course student will be able:
AQF7/8 GA Semester One 1 Demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of the complexity of the discipline and theteaching strategies of the learning area. 2.1 Knowledge 1,2,3,5,6,7
Design and sequence unit and lesson plans based on essential content of the subjectarea, curriculum, including effective assessment principles. 2.2 & 2.3 & 3.2 Application 1,2,3 3 Assemble a range of subject-appropriate resources, including online, that engage a diversity of students in their learning. 2.6 & 3.4 Application 2, 4, 5, 8 4 Integrate relevant research and theory to develop a broad repertoire of subject-appropriate teaching and learning strategies, including use of ICT. 3.3 7 3.2 Skills 2,3,5 5 Assemble relevant and appropriate sources of professional learning for teachers including subject professional associations. 6.2, 6.3 & 7.4 Knowledge
4, 5, 6, 7, 8 6 Demonstrate a commitment to work ethically and collaboratively so as to meet the professional expectations required of teachers 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 Knowledge, Skills & Application 3,4,8 7 Demonstrate communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a diverse range of students 3.5, 4.2, 5.5 Knowledge, Skills & Application 2,4 Note:
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST):
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF):
Graduate Attributes: University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes:
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1,2 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1,2,4,6 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 3,5,6,7 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1,3,4,5 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1,5 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1,5 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 3,5,6
Required ResourcesSACE Chemistry Subject Outline 2015
Download from http://www.sace.sa.edu.au/web/chemistry
Recommended Resources(not required for purchase but may be referred to during the course)
Essentials SACE2 Chemistry Workbook Seventh Edition - Year 12 Publication
Senior Chemistry a Course Companion for Year 12
Essentials SACE1 Chemistry Workbook Eighth Edition - Year 11 Publication SASTA (South Australian Science Teachers Association) Chemistry Study Guide
Resources presented in the Tutorial will be made available through MyUni over the progression of the course.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
Tutorial sessions will consist of presentations supported with collaborative activities and workshops.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
8 x 2 Hour Tutorial Sessions
Students should expect that an additional 2-3 hours will be required for preparation prior to or following tutorials.
At peak times of assessment, students can expect an increased time commitment.
Learning Activities Summary
Schedule Week 1 Introduction to Teaching Chemistry
Course Profile and Assessment
SACE Stage 1 and Stage 2 Course Outline and Sequencing
Week 2 Chemistry Resources and their Utilisation in the Classroom Week 3 Student Presentation - Resource Analysis Week 4
Development of a Chemical Concept Through Varied Teaching Methodologies
Lesson Planning Through Learning Design
Week 5 Assessment Practices
- Introduction to Assessment
- SACE Performance Standards
- The Australian Curriculum
Week 6 Assessment Design
- Construction of SATs
- Mapping Against Performance Standards
- Setting and Vetting
Week 7 Time in Lieu of Observation of Lecture/Tutorial Week 8 Assessment Design Continued
- Moderation Practices
Week 9 Teaching Practicum Week 10 Teaching Practicum Week 11 Teaching Practicum Week 12 Teaching Practicum
Specific Course RequirementsNo specific course requirements.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceNot applicable.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome Participation in tutorials & observation of a lecture or turorial Formative
10% 3, 6 Resource analysis & presentation Formative Week 3 15% 1,2,4,5, 6 Construction of SAT (Test) Summative Week 6 15% 1, 6, 7 Topic Teaching Folio Summative Week 8 60% 1, 2, 6, 7, 8
Assessment DetailFurther details of individual assessment tasks will be provided and modelled during the Tutorial sessions in advance of task submission.
Tasks will be submitted via electronically via MyUni and as a separate electronic submission for the Topic Teaching Folio.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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