Teaching practical science: physics NE706 / B18

Start date
22 Apr 19
Duration
3 Weeks
Location
Online course, FutureLearn, Online Course ONL View on Google Map

Summary

It is essential that students studying physics are given the opportunity to practice and embed understanding of practical skills in preparation for the assessment of their learning. This free online course allows you to discuss the relationship between theoretical concepts and practical work, challenging you to think about what is happening in the classroom and what your students are learning through practical work in physics. Develop and share creative ways of teaching practical physics with approaches that are applicable to a range of curricula, for example GCSE required practicals and other practical syllabuses for 14-16 year old students.

Course content:

  • practical work for 14-16 year olds for the following key topics: electromagnetism, radiation and waves
  • contextualising practical work in physics to the everyday environment
  • how progression in practical work impacts on students’ learning
  • assessment of learning through practical work
  • approaches to teaching practical science that can be applied to other topic areas

Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • improve your confidence in delivering and evaluating teaching for practical skills in physics for 14-16 year olds
  • define effective learning outcomes for practical work in physics
  • reflect on the effectiveness of practical activities on every students’ learning
  • design progression and assessment approaches within practical work
  • collaborate with peers, educators and mentors to share and critique ideas for teaching practical science

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State-funded school or collegeActivity feeFree

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