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EDF5463 - Biology education B

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Ms C Baird (Clayton); Ms J Macreadie (Gippsland)


Clayton Second semester (Open Learning) 2007 (Open Learning)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


This unit builds on the concepts introduced in EDF5462. The major focus of this unit will be to further develop approaches and pedagogy appropriate for teaching Biology in Years 7 to 12.


The learning objectives of this unit are to help students explore their understanding of biology concepts; to introduce students to a constructivist perspective to teaching and learning biology; to investigate and evaluate a variety of assessment and monitoring procedures that will help students to develop their understanding of biology concepts; to encourage the capacity for critical reflection for professional learning. As a result of studying this unit students are expected to recognise ways in which their learning histories influence their approaches to teaching; develop confidence and skill in linking biology learning to the contexts and needs of learners; be able to develop appropriate learning sequences suitable to a range of learners for teaching a topic or topics, from the secondary biology curriculum .


Assignments: 75%,
Class Participation 25%
Students must complete at least 45 days teaching practice (50 for Double Degree students) and gain a rating of satisfactory for teaching practice
Student participation in on-campus workshops is vital and therefore has an 80% attendance requirement for this unit.

Contact hours

3 hours per week