Diagnostic teaching and dealing with misconceptions in secondary science RX038 / C01

Start date
31 Jan 22
3 Hours
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD


Supporting students to detect, understand and correct their own, and other’s misconceptions is at the heart of diagnostic teaching. Through implementation of strategies and tools, we will look at how diagnostic teaching can be supported in the virtual classroom, or through a blended learning approach, to support improvement in student outcomes.

Who is the course leader?

  • Ed Walsh

    Ed is an author, editor, curriculum developer and CPD provider. A teacher for 20 years, 12 of them as team leader, he has since worked as Science...


You will be able to:
  • to understand the importance of objectives and outcomes in diagnostic teaching.
  • to consider how the BEST Evidence resources can be used in diagnostic teaching.
  • to utilise strategies to identify and address misconceptions.
  • to identify how misconceptions might have been reinforced in schemes of learning or through remote teaching.


1. What do we mean by diagnostic teaching?31 January 202216:00-17:00Online course
3. Identifying and addressing misconceptions arising through remote learning.07 February 202216:00-17:00Online course

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£60.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£90.00 +VAT

Additional information

Our remote CPD courses for teachers are delivered across a series of sessions run at specific times and dates. Information on all course sessions can be found under the description of each course. To complete a course, all sessions are mandatory.

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