Teaching primary biology: classification NE010 / B21
Online, self-paced course. Participants can join and start this course at any time after the advertised date. Teach primary science effectively by developing your subject knowledge and confidence in science topics. This course will examine key subject knowledge within the biology elements of the primary science curriculum, focusing on the topic of classification. Classification is how we group living things based on features, similarities and differences. Through the course, we will demonstrate common misconceptions children may have and show how to identify and overcome them.
Who is it for?
What topics are covered?
- why good subject knowledge is essential when teaching primary science.
- developing subject knowledge for the biology content of the primary science curriculum.
- understanding children’s misconceptions about classification and identifying teaching strategies to identify and overcome them.
- subject knowledge to teach classification, including classifying animals, plants and grouping by invertebrate and vertebrate.
How will you learn?
How long is this course?
Who is the course leader?
• Sarah Dagnell
• Karen Brunyee
• Rachel Jackson
- identify the importance of good subject knowledge when teaching primary science
- develop personal subject knowledge of classification to teach this topic as part of the biology primary science curriculum
- apply subject knowledge of biology to class teaching of pupils aged 5-11 years old
- explore practical activities to teach scientific concepts in the primary curriculum
- identify common misconceptions children may have in primary science concepts
- develop teaching strategies to identify and overcome children’s misconceptions
|Teaching primary science: classification||03 January 2022||00:00-00:00||Online course|
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|State-funded school or college||Activity fee£42.00 +VAT||Standard bursary available*£0.00|
|Fee-paying school or college (independent)||Activity fee£54.00 +VAT|
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