Teaching practical science: physics NE706 / A22
Participants can start this course at any time after the advertised date.
Go beyond ‘recipe following’ and use practical work in physics to support explanation of theory.
This course allows you to explore the relationship between theoretical concepts and practical work. 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?
- Using problem solving skills and questioning during practicals as opportunities for formative assessment.
- The learning value of context for practical work and how to embed this into the explanations and learning.
- Using practical work to build resilience.
- Examples of practical work with radiation
- Four practical lessons or demonstrations linked to waves that you can carry out with your students.
- Potential pitfalls when exploring current-voltage characteristics of some components
How will you learn?
How long is this course?
Who is the course leader?
This is a self-paced Online Course
The course leader will be introduced in the 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
|Teaching practical science: physics
|01 August 2022