How science works - critical and creative thinking skills in the science classroom NN214 / A16
Being able to think critically and creatively are essential scientific skills - in education, in STEM-related careers, and in everyday life. However, alongside their content responsibilities, teachers can sometimes find it challenging to give sufficient focus to scientific processes and to the explicit development of students' thinking skills and personal capabilities.
This course will:
- showcase a diverse range of demonstrations, practicals, games, puzzles, anecdotes and activities which help to make these skills and dispositions explicit for your students whilst at the same time engaging them in scientific concepts
- model and discuss the different teaching skills required to effectively facilitate these more open-ended activities to the classroom
- give teachers opportunities to share their experiences and favourite activities to stimulate students to think critically and creatively in science
- show a greater understanding of the educational rationale for developing students' critical and creative thinking skills and teaching how science works
- be able to identify a range of critical and creative thinking tools in science
- demonstrate improved confidence and competence in designing and facilitating activities which develop the thinking skills and dispositions of their students
- have a greater knowledge of a range of engaging activities to foster thinking skills in science
|How science works - critical and creative thinking skills in the science classroom - day 1||02 February 2017||09:00-16:00||Venue address|
|How science works - critical and creative thinking skills in the science classroom - day 2||03 February 2017||09:00-16:00||Venue address|
|How science works - critical and creative thinking skills in the science classroom - day 3||01 June 2017||09:00-16:00||Venue address|
* Your school or college will receive the subsidy on successful completion of the CPD and impact toolkit. Find out more.
|Fee-paying school or college (independent)||Activity fee£50.00 +VAT|
|State-funded school or college||Activity fee£50.00 +VAT||Subsidy available*£420.00|
Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.
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For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.
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