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EDF5465 - Chemistry education B

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Dr D Corrigan (Clayton)


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


This unit builds on the concepts introduced in EDF5464. The major focus of this unit will be to further develop strategies and pedagogy appropriate for teaching Chemistry in Years 7 to 12.


The objectives of this unit are to realise and justify the importance of teaching Chemistry in the secondary school curriculum; to demonstrate an awareness of issues associated with the study of Chemistry. These include the relationship between science, technology and society; real world chemistry; the barriers raised by traditional science and chemistry curricula. Students will have developed appropriate pedagogical practices for the teaching of chemistry.


Assignment 1: Teaching portfolio (2000 words): 50%
Assignment 2: Curriculum (2000 words):50%
Student participation in the unit is vital and an 80% attendance requirement is required so students can fully participate in the workshops via attendance or on-line chat forum. A successful completion of practicum is required.

Contact hours

3 hours per week