Strengthening Teaching and Learning in Science Through Using Different Pedagogies


Strengthening Teaching and Learning in Science Through Using Different Pedagogies

Objectives To help science teachers improve practice in particular aspects of teaching and learning and are designed to support individuals, pairs or groups of teachers.
Description of material This resource consists of five teacher self-study units which were produced to offer practical suggestions for classroom use on: using group talk and argument; active questioning; improving the learning climate; using models and modelling techniques; and teaching the science of contemporary science (plus guidance for subject leaders). Teachers can choose which units to study, and in any order. A unit requires about two hours of study and five hours of work in the classroom. Each contains an introduction, case studies, tasks and classroom assignments, practical tips, a summary of research, and suggestions for further professional development. All the materials were produced by the Department for Education, UK 2004.
Compliance to quality criteria
Develops STEM competence. Criteria not present
Stimulates collaboration between teachers. Criteria not present
Includes different phases of delivery (input, application in classroom setting and reflection). Comply with criteria
Is long-term. Comply with criteria
Is participant-tailored. Comply with criteria
Type of material Training unit
PD target group (by subject) Science
PD target group (by education level) Lower secondary, Upper secondary
Educational approaches Inquiry-based learning, Collaborative problem solving, Critical thinking
Language(s) English
Diversity Diversity of Subject Performance Level, Language Diversity
Accessibility After registration to STEM Learning platform
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