Biology Curriculum & Methods 2 (Advanced)

EDU30050 12.5 Credit Points


  • One Semester

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours


EDU20035 - Science - General Curriculum & Methods 1
EDU20025 - Biology Curriculum & Methods 1
300 Credit Points in spk(s): BA-EDUSEC - Bachelor of Education (Secondary) OR 300 Credit Points in spk(s): BB-EDSART - Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts OR 300 Credit Points in spk(s): BB-EDSSC - Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Science

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to prepare students to plan and teach in their discipline context and builds upon the learning from the prior methods unit within this specialization. Students will undertake guided and independent investigations to further their knowledge and skills in planning, teaching and assessing in this curriculum area.
After successfully completing this unit, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate and communicate an advanced understanding of the curriculum content of the subject area.
2. Investigate and critically examine pedagogical approaches in teaching and learning of the subject area in the secondary context.
3. Critically analyse plans of lessons and units of work using the structure and content of relevant curriculum documents.
4. Critically compare a range of assessment strategies in terms of their purpose, benefits, limitations and implementation constraints.
5. Critically evaluate principles and strategies for reporting student achievement and design a range of record keeping instruments.
6. Undertake independent study to further knowledge and skills in this curriculum area.

Courses with unit

This unit will not be offered from 2018, it is replaced by EDU20060 Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy 2