TI-AIE: Using demonstration: food

What this unit is about

Teacher demonstration involves showing your students an experiment, process or phenomenon. It is a strategy that is often used in science teaching. This unit aims to help you to develop your understanding of how teacher demonstration can be used effectively, in this case when teaching about food.

You can use teacher demonstration for a variety of reasons. How you plan and conduct a demonstration will have a significant impact on how your students respond and learn from the experience. Effective demonstration is not simple to use effectively in teaching but the impact on students’ learning can be immense. The unit looks at the different purposes of demonstration, the teacher’s role in managing the demonstration and the implications for planning. It provides you with the opportunity to evaluate the impact of using demonstrations on your students’ learning.

What you can learn in this unit