EMS442 Curriculum Method 2: Science (8)


This subject examines Years 11 - 12 syllabi and contextualises them within the framework of a national syllabus document. A major focus of the subject is promoting skills in selecting, planning and implementing lessons and teaching sequences for senior high school within a constructivist learning model, as well as assessment in science at a senior level. An understanding of diverse learners, safety issues and the application of information and communication technologies in science teaching explored in EMS441 are expanded as the ongoing nature of ensuring students develop a mastery of both literacy and numeracy aspects of science.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMS442
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Education

Enrolment restrictions


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to examine the contents of the Australian Curriculum for senior students and compare it to thatof their particular jurisdiction
  • be able to outline how assessment can be used
  • be able to Use relevant syllabus and curriculum documents to prepare a school based comprehensiveassessment program
  • be able to create an assessment item for a chosen area of content
  • be able to develop a detailed teaching program from an area of content


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Curriculum for science in the senior years
  • Assessing learners' progress
  • Assessment
  • Curriculum and Assessment
  • Developing senior teaching programs
  • Units of work
  • Programming for the HSC Syllabus


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.