Leading the thinking, doing, talking approach in primary science . NY001 / A20

Start date
8 Mar 21
Duration
4 Days
Location
National STEM 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?

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

DateTime
1 Leading the thinking, doing, talking approach in primary science .08 March 202111:00-19:00
2 Leading the thinking, doing, talking approach in primary science .09 March 202109:00-16:00
4 Leading the thinking, doing, talking approach in primary science .14 June 202111:00-19:00
5 Leading the thinking, doing, talking approach in primary science .15 June 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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Fees & Bursaries

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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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