Senior Basic (Science - General)
Course Code: YU20SBS1
This course explores the senior secondary school environment and examines our values, perceptions and knowledge related to teaching and learning Science in Grades 11 and 12. In this course, we will understand the need of the adolescent learner and explore effective program planning and delivery, based on equity and inclusion. We will learn how to broaden the scope and extent of expectations in senior classes and prepare students to understand, adapt and contribute to a rapidly changing world as they stand on the threshold of entering post-secondary destinations in a global community. We will enhance learning through professional readings, hands-on investigations, discussions, ongoing analysis, reflection and finally an independent learning project. The course offers the candidates the opportunity to engage in collaborative learning, relating theory to practice and reflective practice. These learning experiences will provide the basis for your understanding of current Senior Science teaching and learning and Ministry policy, as well as enable you to prepare, implement and access curriculum for senior students. This course supports the following OCT Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession: Commitment to Students and Student Learning, Professional Knowledge, Professional Practice, Leadership in Learning Communities, and Ongoing Professional learning.
- An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
- Be a member in good standing with the OCT
- Five full university degree credit courses in pure Science. More than one of the following areas of study should be represented in these courses: biology, botany, chemistry, physics, zoology
- For candidates who already hold a Senior Basic Qualification, 3 full undergrad courses in Science
- Official transcript(s) sent directly to the Professional Learning Office from the granting institution before course start date
This 125 hour course consists of 100 hours of interactive coursework and 25 hours of independent learning. Regular and relevant candidate participation is a requirement. Expect to be online at least every second day for Fall, Winter and Spring courses; and every weekday during a Summer course to complete assignments and collaborate in discussion forums. All deadlines will be communicated by the Instructor.