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This subject will provide an understanding of your university studies within Victorian schools through a substantial school based experience.
The subject includes a placement of up to 20 hours within a Victorian school classroom, offering an opportunity to collaborate as a Tertiary Student Assistant (TSA) under the guidance of a qualified teacher.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should:
- demonstrate a greater understanding of the conceptual challenges faced when science is taught in schools;
- understand the significance of how a science curriculum is taught and developed in contemporary Victorian school on the basis of research evidence;
- explore issues related to curriculum, teaching approaches and materials related to the learning needs and interests of science learners in schools, as demonstrated through the TSA experience;
- have a greater awareness of the complexity of issues impacting science education, young learners and schools;
- appreciate how schools and education systems contribute to society and articulate the range of purposes of communicating about science;
- demonstrate improved self-reflection and practical skills; and
- identify the common features of effective communication in written, oral and other forms of communication
This subject requires students to demonstrate and improve a range of generic skills. Students should:
• be skilled communicators who can effectively articulate and justify their practices in completion of a school based project through highly developed planning and organising skills;
• be able to use effective interpersonal and communication skills through interaction with a diverse range of colleagues, supervisors, and students;
• demonstrate improved analytical, problem-solving, research, and report-writing skills through dealing with, a range of issues that emerge within their placement;
• strengthen a conscious personal and social values base and develop an awareness of the legal and ethical frameworks of schools and the education sector;
• reflect on their own skills to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms;
• provide constructive feedback on other students’ work and contribute to professional discourse on how their discipline impacts on society through the perspective of schooling
Last updated: 11 February 2021