Overview of Unit 4 Biology


GTAC presents an

Overview of Unit 4 Biology

A full day Professional Learning program designed to assist teachers with the delivery of the revised VCAA Unit 4 Biology curriculum 2017 - 2021


Friday 19th May (booked out)

Saturday 20th May 2017 (booked out)

Time: 9.00 am to 4:00pm

Program includes

Morning component of the program

Navigating Unit 4 AOS 1 & 2

Buffet Lunch

Afternoon component of the program

Navigating Unit 4 AOS 2 & 3

Presented by GTAC Staff

This program will unpack Unit 4 of the 2017 – 2021 VCAA Biology Study Design. We will provide a suggested timeline for covering the key skills and concepts, as well as rich narratives to engage students in the subject matter. Applying a social constructivist lens we will showcase activities that enable students to access many of the abstract concepts in Unit 4 and allow you, the teacher, to formatively assess student progress. Suggested Unit 4 SAC tasks will be explored and teaching resources to support the introduction of these SAC tasks in your classroom will be provided along with details for the purchase of consumables. Approaches to running the practical investigation for AOS3 will be provided along with study aids to assist students to produce a scientific poster.

This program is coordinated by Ms Jacinta Duncan (GTAC Director) and Dr Tony Chiovitti (GTAC Deputy Director). Jacinta has been teaching VCE Biology for 19 years and spent two years as a Lecturer in Science Education for the Masters of Teaching course at The University of Melbourne. Tony transitioned to teaching after 13 years of research in the field of molecular biology. He has 10 years of experience teaching VCE Biology programs at GTAC. Tony and Jacinta are co-authors of the current Nelson Biology Unit 3 & 4 text for the Australian Curriculum, VCE Unit 1 & 2 Biology and VCE Unit 3 & 4 Biology texts.

For enquiries contact gtac@gtac.edu.au