Faculty of Science
This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.
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In this unit students further develop employability skills through a placement in a school. Each student is required to research, develop, manage and deliver (teach) a science based module that matches the learning outcomes specified to them by their client (supervising teacher). Prior to their school placement, students participate in a series of workshops on: understanding and catering for different learning styles, motivation, team work, goal setting, planning, management, leadership, effective communication and presentation skills, asking the right questions and reflection. While there is an emphasis on how the students can directly apply this knowledge in the short term (during their school placements), they are also required to reflect how they will transfer this learning into their future workplaces.
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
Journal entries: 20%
Performance review from client and elective co-coordinator: 20%
Final presentation to peers: 10%
Written report (2000 words): 50%
Weeks 1 - 3: One 2-hour workshop and 10 hours individual study per week
Weeks 4 - 12: 12 hours of individual work per week to prepare for and deliver science module in school and to complete assessment tasks
See also Unit timetable information
36 points of science units