UPGRADE OFFER: Teaching practical science: physics NE706 / B20
Online course. It is essential that students studying physics are given the opportunity to practice and embed understanding of practical skills in preparation for the assessment of their learning.
This online course allows you to discuss the relationship between theoretical concepts and practical work, challenging you to think about what is happening in the classroom and what your students are learning through practical work in physics. Develop and share creative ways of teaching practical physics with approaches that are applicable to a range of curricula, for example GCSE required practicals and other practical syllabuses for 14-16 year old students.
"The course had excellent videos and tutorials on physics practicals, which is invaluable as a non-physics specialist and has definitely increased my confidence. It also challenged me to think how I could better assess progress of my pupils, build in formative assessment and plan for progression." - Participant feedback
Book onto our Teaching practical science: physics online course through the STEM Learning website and you can purchase an upgrade for only £20 +VAT. You will get unlimited access to the course and recognition with a STEM certificate on successful completion.
Usual upgrade price is £52 on FutureLearn.
Who is it for?
The course has been designed as CPD for teachers of science subjects for 14-16 year olds. Teachers of physics, early career teachers, returning teachers, non-specialist teachers, technicians and teaching assistants will gain from the peer learning and resources available on this course. Learn from national CPD subject leaders, the experience of other teachers and access high quality supporting resources throughout this course.
What topics are covered?
This three week course covers:
- practical work for 14-16 year olds for the following key topics: electromagnetism, radiation and waves
- contextualising practical work in physics to the everyday environment
- how progression in practical work impacts on students’ learning
- assessment of learning through practical work
- approaches to teaching practical science that can be applied to other topic areas
This course takes around three hours per week to complete and you do not need to be online at any specific time. This course will be facilitated in course discussions between 25 January 2021 – 28 February 2021.
This course has been developed by the Subject Expert Team at The National STEM Learning Centre. You will be supported online by our secondary science professional development leaders, including a Q&A opportunity.
You will be able to:
- improve your confidence in delivering and evaluating teaching for practical skills in physics for 14-16 year olds
- define effective learning outcomes for practical work in physics
- reflect on the effectiveness of practical activities on every students’ learning
- design progression and assessment approaches within practical work
- collaborate with peers, educators and mentors to share and critique ideas for teaching practical science
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If you have booked in advance of the course being available, you will receive access to the course on FutureLearn no later than the course start date.
|Fee-paying school or college (independent)||Activity fee£20.00 +VAT|
|State-funded school or college||Activity fee£20.00 +VAT|
Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.
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