Teaching for home learning: primary science NE006 / A19

Start date
18 May 20
Duration
6 Hours
Location
Online Course

Summary

Primary school science teaching often involves sparking students’ imagination through practical activities.

As schools close due to the coronavirus pandemic, primary science teachers must learn innovative new ways of teaching young students science using online and offline learning.

 

On this course, you’ll consider the new learning environment of your pupils, the role of parents in your teaching, and discover new science activities your pupils can do from home.

 

You’ll explore a variety of asynchronous teaching and learning tools, and have the chance to collaborate and discuss these new challenges with other teachers.

 

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for primary teachers of pupils aged 5-11 years, who are supporting parents and pupils with learning from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Science and STEM subject leaders and heads of primary schools may also find this course useful for devising their approach to home teaching.

 

What subjects are covered on the course?

  • Setting expectations for time management and learning routines.
  • The roles of teachers and parents in remote learning.
  • Planning science learning activities for primary pupils at home.
  • Engaging and motivating primary pupils in learning.
  • Activities to support scientific enquiry.

 

Outcomes

Why should learners join this course?

Keep your primary school students inspired by science whilst learning at home.

Primary school science teaching often involves sparking students' imagination through practical activities. As schools close due to the coronavirus pandemic, primary science teachers must learn innovative new ways of teaching young students science using online and offline learning. On this course, you’ll consider the new learning environment of your pupils, the role of parents in your teaching, and discover new science activities your pupils can do from home. You’ll explore a variety of asynchronous teaching and learning tools, and have the chance to collaborate and discuss these new challenges with other teachers.

What are the learning outcomes for this course?

  • Design a blended approach to teaching primary science, with offline and online activities to support pupils learning from home.
  • Plan to work with parents to support pupils learning at home.
  • Evaluate a range of teaching strategies and tools, appropriate to your teaching context and teaching remotely.
  • Identify primary science activities that can be undertaken at home.

Who are the course leaders?

This course is led by Karen Hornby and Matt Cornock, STEM Learning.

This course has been developed by the Subject Expert Team at The National STEM Learning Centre.

 

Sessions

DateTimeLocation
Teaching for home learning: primary science18 May 202000:00-00:00FutureLearn

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Cost

State-funded school or collegeActivity feeFreeSubsidy available*£0.00
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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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