Language and literacy demands of secondary science - theory and practical strategies NWX222 / A20

Start date
18 May 20
Duration
5 Hours
Location
Virtual, Adobe Connect, Remote delivered CPD View on Google Map

Summary

NB: This course is for teachers in Wales only as it is relevant to the Curriculum in Wales.

A virtual course communicating thoughts and ideas in scientific writing requires a subject specific vocabulary and a detailed understanding of how to express those ideas. Many students, including those with an excellent grasp of the knowledge of a particular area of science often struggle to;

 

a) read and understand what a question is asking of them or

 

b) be able to write articulately about a particular topic.

 

The course will be made up of 5 x 1 hour sessions (1 session per day over 5 days):

 

  • The importance of language in science
  • The importance of reading in science
  • The importance of writing in science
  • The importance of oracy in science
  • Embedding language and literacy into the science curriculum

Outcomes

 

You will be able to:

  •  describe the importance of teaching language and literacy skills in science and identify strategies to support students.
  •  use morphology and etymology to enhance the understanding of scientific terminology.
  •  describe the importance of teaching reading skills in science and identify strategies to support students.
  •  describe the importance of teaching writing skills in science and identify strategies to support students.

NB: This course is for teachers in Wales only as relevant to the Curriculum in Wales.

Sessions

DateTimeLocation
1 Language and literacy demands of secondary science - theory and practical strategies18 May 202010:00-11:00Virtual
2 Language and literacy demands of secondary science - theory and practical strategies19 May 202010:00-11:00Virtual
3 Language and literacy demands of secondary science - theory and practical strategies20 May 202010:00-11:00Virtual
4 Language and literacy demands of secondary science - theory and practical strategies21 May 202010:00-11:00Virtual
5 Language and literacy demands of secondary science - theory and practical strategies22 May 202010:00-11:00Virtual

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Cost

State-funded school or collegeActivity feeFreeSubsidy available*£0.00
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity feeFree

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Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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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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