Teaching practical science: biology NE707
Develop how you plan to progress practical skills, bring context to your teaching and devise learning intentions in practical biology.
Who is it for?
What topics are covered?
- practical work for 14-16 year olds for the following key topics: enzymes, microscopy and microbiology.
- contextualising practical work in biology 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.
How will you learn?
How long is this course?
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- improve your confidence in delivering and evaluating teaching for practical skills in biology for 14-16 year olds.
- define effective learning outcomes for practical work in biology.
- reflect on the effectiveness of practical activities on every students’ learning.
- design progression and assessment approaches within practical work.
- collaborate with colleagues to share and critique ideas for teaching practical science.
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