For Middle & Secondary Years


SASTA Professional Development Sessions For Middle & Secondary Years

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SACE Stage 2 Biology - New Curriculum for 2018

Date: Tuesday 10th October 2017

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: G47 Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 05/10/2017

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 Day)n/a$175.00
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$215.00

Presenter: Dr Kathy Adams

Kathy has broad knowledge and experience having taught senior Biology/Chemistry/Science for 15 years in South Australia.  Currently teaching senior Biology/Chemistry at Horizon Christian School and working part-time as one member of the team implementing the Australian Curriculum versions of Sciences for SACE.

Teaching Stage 2 Biology in 2018?

Biology in 2018 will be using the new SACE accredited subject outline. With some significant changes in both content and assessment requirements, this workshop will bring into focus some of these changes and provide some indication on the depth of understanding that will be needed by students. Suggestions for how to approach the new course, with useful resources, will be of particular emphasis in this workshop. Activities for teaching the new concepts will be modelled, to enable a hands-on experience for participants. The new topics of DNA and Proteins, Cells as the Basis of Life, Homeostasis and Evolution, include concepts that cover some of the latest technologies being used in Biology, which may be unfamiliar to some teachers and so these will be also be addressed. This workshop is intended to expand on the workshop given earlier in the year at the SASTA conference in April.

Key Topics:

Focus on new inclusions in the subject outline including but not limited to:

  • DNA Technologies
  • Homeostasis
  • Different models of evolution
  • Deconstruct and design
  • Science as a Human Endeavour

Intended Audience:

Stage 2 Biology Teachers


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