Course Title: Chemistry METHOD A

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Chemistry METHOD A

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

CUED1133

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2014

CUED1177

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2013

Course Coordinator: Mr John Bold

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7806

Course Coordinator Email:john.bold@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 220.3.12


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Sub-major study in Chemistry, includes biochemistry.


Course Description

This is a methods course that focuses on preparing students to teach Chemistry in secondary schools. Both the theoretical and practical aspects of teaching/learning Chemistry will be addressed. Students will be introduced to a variety of ideas, techniques and skills that will enable them to evaluate the effectiveness of different teaching/learning strategies. This course will focus on the planning of classroom and curriculum materials.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course is designed to assist you to:

• Plan and implement Chemistry Based Curriculum
• Critically reflect on their professional practice.
• Effectively communicate Chemistry concepts.
• Use a range of teaching strategies and resources to engage and extend students’ learning in Chemistry.
• Effectively assess the effectiveness of their teaching.
• Effectively assess and report on students’ learning in Chemistry.


Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

• Design meaningful classroom VCE Chemistry units
• Effectively communicate Chemistry concepts.
• Use a range of teaching and learning strategies that engage and extend students’ learning in Chemistry.
• Understand and implement a range of assessment practices incorporating, for, as and of assessment
• Critically reflect on their professional practice.
• Assess the effectiveness of their teaching.
• Develop a sound understanding of the processes, resources and contacts relevant to teaching and learning in senior school Chemistry.
• Apply practical teaching skills for VCE Chemistry.
• Select and use a range of support resources for teaching Chemistry.

ICT Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course, students will have demonstrated and/or acquired the following ICT capabilities:
• Understandings of the role of ICT in learning and implications for the classroom.
• Awareness of a range of contemporary ICT resources suitable for the classroom.
• Skills in using ICT for communication, presentation, work preparation and implementation.


VIT Standards
This course is aligned with the following standards:
• Teachers know how students learn and how to teach them effectively.
• Teachers know the content they teach.
• Teachers plan and assess for effective learning.
• Teachers create and maintain safe and challenging learning environments.
• Teachers use a range of teaching strategies and resources to engage students in effective learning.
• Teachers reflect on, evaluate and improve their professional knowledge and practice.
• Teachers are active members of their profession.


Overview of Learning Activities

Students’ learning in this course will involve a range of activities including lectures, tutorials, workshops, on-line discussions, curriculum design and readings in order to support the development of the learning outcomes of this course.


Overview of Learning Resources

See Part B


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks are directly linked to the stated objectives and outcomes. Assessment in the course will be both theoretical and practical in nature. A range of formative and summative assessment types will be incorporated into the course (for example, written, oral or performance based assessment).