Albany Senior High School/Curriculum plans/Science
Curriculum Plan for SCIENCE
VISION: that all students practice as scientists
The Nature of Science forms the core of our curriculum and
- by its very nature, nurtures curiosity and creativity.
- inspires development of science as a culture with its particular knowledge, language, customs, practices, traditions, attitudes and values.
- this empowers practitioners to be scientifically literate, able to make reasoned decisions required for increasingly complex 21st century issues.
AKO (learn to learn: teach to learn)
Our teaching and learning is based on 21st century pedagogy and current research.
It is aligned with the ASHS teaching portrait, school curriculum and assessment policy.
As learners we will:
2. How will our assessment promote effective learning?
3. What does an effective 100-minute lesson look like?
All participants are engaged through exploration of ideas and concepts, explaining using nature of science principles, extending knowledge and understanding and evaluating the learning.
|Lessons will be responsive to the class and individual learners by profiling and professional inquiry.|
What do we want our students to learn and/or develop?
In all courses, the tenets of the Nature of Science (as outlined on Science Learning) will be developed using the achievement objectives for each subject strand as the contexts for learning.
How will we ensure that standards are transparent, clear, reliable, valid and fair?
Guidelines will be followed as set out in the NZQA teachers handbook.
What data will we collect and how will we use it?
Both formal and informal data will be collected.
Data will be used to inform and direct the teaching of a concept or tenet of the nature of science.