Primary science curriculum design: Embedding real life contexts NY070 / A21

Start date
1 Dec 21
Duration
2 Days
Location
National STEM Learning Centre, Siwards Way, York YO10 5DD How to find us

Summary

Using everyday contexts in science is a route to enable pupils to engage with often quite abstract and challenging ideas.

This two day course will explore ways to introduce  contexts relating to people, animals, places, materials and problems. These strategies will enable pupils to understand the practical applications of science and explore the exciting career opportunities available to them.

You will explore the use of stories, role-play, and problem solving and how this can help pupils to develop an understanding of the world around them.

Sessions will be structured to support teachers to plan a curriculum that meets the needs of the pupils in their school, whilst developing their individual science capital.

Who is it for?

Primary teachers and Primary science leads

What topics are covered?

  • why teach through context?
  • science capital
  • careers learning
  • learning through the context of industry
  • using stories to develop context
  • exploring the Global Goals
  • developing science through everyday contexts
  • planning for context based science

How will you learn?

2 days face to face at the National STEM Learning Centre

How long is this course?

2 days 

Who is the course leader?

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • use real life contexts to plan an engaging primary science curriculum
  • identify opportunities to engage with real life problem solving within the science framework
  • explore how stories and role play can extend pupil’s understanding of abstract scientific ideas

Sessions

DateTimeLocation
Primary science curriculum design: Embedding real life contexts - day 101 December 202111:00-19:00National STEM Learning Centre
Primary science curriculum design: Embedding real life contexts - day 202 December 202109:00-16:00National STEM Learning Centre

Notes

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.

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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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