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Physical Science Education Major  

The science and education units in this program will focus on pedagogy and content that equips graduates to teach general science in lower secondary school and to take a specialist teaching role in physical science courses (e.g. Chemistry and Physics) in upper secondary school (Years 11 and 12). Emphasis is given to inquiry based practical work, demonstrations, co-operative group work, whole class discussions and use of information communication technology to insure effective learning and teaching practices in secondary science. Planning, teaching, and assessment strategies will be developed within a range of science content areas. Units in this program address key physical science understandings and provide the extended content knowledge needed to address the demands and opportunities of the secondary school physical science curriculum.


Special Admission Requirements

A satisfactory performance in WACE Mathematics 3C/3D or Mathematics: Specialist 3A/3B and satisfactory performance in 3A/3B Chemistry or 3A/3B Physics, or equivalents is required.

This unit set is available on Joondalup Campus.
This unit set is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.
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Students must complete 10 Major Content Study units and 2 Curriculum Major units.

Major Content Study Units
SCC1111 General Chemistry 15
SCP1111 Physics of Motion 15
MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics 15
SCC1201 Chemistry: Structure and Reactions 15
SCP1112 Waves and Electricity 15
SCC2211 Organic Chemistry 15
SCP2343 Intermediate Physics 15
SCI1187 Form and Function in Biology 15
SCC2301 Forensic and Analytical Chemistry 15
CUR4210 Curriculum Enrichment for the Major Secondary Specialisation 15
Curriculum Major units
SCE2101 Secondary Science Education 15
SCE2102 Secondary Science Education 2 15
NOTE: Students should strictly adhere to the Course Plan for Physical Science Education to ensure that they complete their units in the correct semester of study.

Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012