Details for Curriculum Studies: Physics

CRS441 Integrated Science dealt with science courses that characterise almost all learner experience of secondary school curricula. CRS541 Physics and CRS542 Chemistry deal with discipline-based courses that are more characteristic of the senior secondary years and are attempted by fewer learners. CRS541 Curriculum Studies: Physics builds on the broader issues encountered in the earlier course, with a focus on teaching strategies that rest on teacher planning and presentation and on both wider and more specific evaluation issues that arise as curriculum policy moves Physics beyond applied mathematics.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CRS541
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Cassandra Pendlebury




Awards offering Curriculum Studies: Physics

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Critically evaluate key policy and curriculum issues.
  2. Evaluate a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching Physics
  3. Apply their understanding of key curricular and system factors to analysis of specific resources relevant to teaching Physics in schools
  4. Demonstrate integration of aims, objectives, content, outcomes and banded statements of learner achievement by planning coherent Physics units that satisfy local curriculum mandates, within schools sharing a Christian or alternate worldview
  5. Use the educational literature to defend practice within parameters set by school and system policies and current Education Authority mandates.
  6. Select a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching Physics
  7. Analyse contemporary Physics documents to identify issues at the intersection of science and religion
  8. Design and present on-line material for Physics

Subject Content

  1. What makes ‘Physics’ different from the other sciences?
  2. Common content for Physics 7-12
  3. Strategies for teaching Physics
  4. A brief history of Physics
  5. Evaluation issues in Teaching Physics 1: Assessment issues
  6. Evaluation issues in Teaching Physics 2: Jurisdictional influences
  7. Planning Physics assessment regimes
  8. Aligning Physics teaching for learning
  9. Contemporary Physics
  10. Teaching Physics Christianly 1: Powerful potential
  11. Integrating assessment and learning in Physics
  12. Teaching Physics Christianly 2: Controversial issues in Physics classes

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face (onsite)
  • eLearning (online)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Essay (40%)
  • Curriculum Plan (40%)
  • Recorded presentation (20%)

Prescribed Text

  • References will include the most current curriculum requirements for schools.

Check with the instructor each semester before purchasing any prescribed texts or representative references.