Teaching practical science: physics NE706
Develop engaging ways to teach physics and progress learning through practical work.
Online, self-paced course. Participants can join and start this course at any time after the advertised date. 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 explore 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. You’ll 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.
Who is it for?
What topics are covered?
- practical work for 14-16 year olds for the following key topics: electric circuits, 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
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 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 colleagues to share and critique ideas for teaching practical science
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