Leading the thinking, doing, talking approach in primary science . NY001 / A19

Start date
11 Feb 20
Duration
4 Days
Location
National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD How to find us
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Summary

This course is based upon the highly successful 'Thinking, Doing, Talking Science' project from Oxford which works on the premise that science lessons which are most successful at engaging and motivating pupils and raising their attainment feature more practical activity, deeper thinking, more discussion, less (but more focused) writing and more questioning.
 
Research has shown that this approach has a positive impact on pupils' attitudes to science, science lessons and practical work in particular. Learn how to embed a range of strategies across different areas of the primary science curriculum and lead this approach throughout your school.

 


Who is it for?

Primary teachers and primary science leaders.

What topics are covered?

This four day course covers:
 
  • ⚪   higher order thinking skills

    ⚪   practical prompts for thinking and hands-on challenges

    ⚪   materials activities

    ⚪   sound and light activities

    ⚪   data logging challenges

    ⚪   plants, animals and evolutionary ideas

    ⚪   forces activities

    ⚪   gears, levers and pulleys activities

    ⚪   leading challenge and change in your school


How long is the course?

This is a four day intensive course, split into two residential periods.
 

Who is the course leader?

  • Nicky Waller

    Primary Science Advisory Teacher for The Centre for Industry Education (CIEC) across north-east England

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Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
 
  • ✔️   clarify appropriate standards of expectation in primary science and provide a rich and stimulating environment for children

    ✔️   develop a range of strategies to promote learning using higher level thinking skills, effective questioning and discussion

    ✔️   become more confident in developing and leading a range of practical enrichment activities

Sessions

Leading the thinking, doing, talking approach in primary science - day 111 February 2020 11:00-19:00
Leading the thinking, doing, talking approach in primary science - day 212 February 2020 09:00-16:00
Leading the thinking, doing, talking approach in primary science - day 315 June 2020 11:00-19:00
Leading the thinking, doing, talking approach in primary science - day 416 June 2020 09:00-16:00

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Fees & Bursaries

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Additional information

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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