Science Education Years 7 - 13
This is a compulsory course designed for specialist science teachers. The course emphasises practical work and teaching methods to maximise student involvement. Fundamental issues in teaching and learning in science education are examined in relation to levels 4 to 8 of Science Learning Area of The New Zealand Curriculum. During the course students will gain experience in pedagogical content, planning approaches, assessment practices, management strategies for practical work, learning theories and teaching strategies. Critical reflection on teaching approaches will be required.
200-level Science or Applied Science such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Engineering, Geology, Health, Nursing. Subject to the approval of the HOS.