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Teaching secondary science
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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- Learning outcomes
- 1 What do young people learn about science?
- 2 What do students learn through practical work?
- 3 How can students learn about the nature of science?
- 4 How can school science deal with controversial issues?
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