New to A level biology NY250 / A20

Start date
18 Nov 20
Duration
4 Days
Location
National STEM Learning Centre, Heslington, York YO10 5DD How to find us

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Summary

Biology is a fast changing subject which involves the teaching of ethically sensitive topics. Even teachers with a background in biology can find some of these issues daunting to deliver for the first time. You will meet researchers raising awareness of contemporary biology applications and careers. Through the development of new practical techniques and context based learning strategies this course will provide a foundation for those with little or no experience of teaching advanced level biology. We will address common misconceptions and consider ways of assessing students understanding and learning.

 

Who is it for?For teachers who are new to teaching advanced level biology or who are non-specialist science teachers taking on advanced level biology.What topics are covered?This four day course covers: 

  • ⚪   microscopy

    ⚪   genetics and evolution

    ⚪   ecology and animal behaviour

    ⚪   respiration

    ⚪   core practical skills

    ⚪   photosynthesis

    ⚪   maths skills for biologists

    ⚪   enzymes

    ⚪   statistics

How long is the course?This is a four day intensive residential course split into two residential periods of two days each. Who are the course leaders?

  • Gill GunnillSecondary Biology Professional Development Leader, based at the National STEM Learning Centre in York.

  • Mary HowellSecondary Biology Professional Development Leader, based at the National STEM Learning Centre in York.

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Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
 
  • ✔️   identify student misconceptions through diagnostic questions

    ✔️   develop your understanding of key concepts within advanced biology

    ✔️   enhance your practical skills

Sessions

DateTime
New to A level biology Day 118 November 202011:00-19:00
New to A level biology Day 2 19 November 202009:00-16:00
New to A level biology Day 311 March 202111:00-19:00
New to A level biology Day 412 March 202109:00-16:00

Notes

The National STEM Learning Centre will be following all government guidance and regulations to minimise risk of Covid-19 transmission, including the deep cleaning of our accommodation and teaching rooms and maintaining social distancing during course sessions and meal times.

 

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Additional information

If the course you would like to attend is fully booked, please contact enquiries@stem.org.uk to express your interest in being added to a waiting list. We will contact you when the course is due to run again.

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