This free course, Teaching secondary science, will identify and explore some of the key issues around science pedagogy in secondary schools. Through coming to understand these issues and debates, you will reflect on your practice as a science teacher and develop a greater awareness of the wider context of science education and how this affects science in the secondary school curriculum
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
classify and analyse practical work according to its purpose and learning outcomes
identify ways in which the nature of science can be reflected through school science
use different resources and approaches to support students’ understanding of the nature of science
set out the case for the inclusion of controversial issues in the school curriculum
select an appropriate approach to teaching controversial issues.
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