Postgraduate Course: Science Education in Context (BIME11058)
|School||School of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Complementing the Science Education module, Science Education in Context will develop practice in working with schools. The module will include observation in both primary and secondary schools before working more closely with a specific age group. A journal will be kept throughout the school placement to encourage the development of reflective practice. Theory, practice and creativity will meet in the design, development and evaluation of an informal class science activity or workshop.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 30,
Fieldwork Hours 10,
External Visit Hours 10,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5,
Formative Assessment Hours 5,
Summative Assessment Hours 20,
Other Study Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Placement Study Abroad Hours 10,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
Not on line distance learning
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||* Analysis of own reflective journal with reference to the Science Education literature. (50%)
* Presentation on the design, delivery and evaluation of a classroom based activity. (50%)
|No Exam Information
| On completion of the course, you will be able to demonstrate:
* Development as both a reflexive and reflective practitioner.
* Confidence in classroom techniques, and an understanding of the dynamics of individual, group and whole class learning and engagement.
* An understanding of the progression in learning and development from age 5-18, recognising the varying teaching methods and approaches used to meet the needs of these different age groups.
* Ability to design, deliver and evaluate a classroom based informal science communication activity e.g. a short presentation, hands-on activity.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Elizabeth Stevenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3258
|Course secretary||Mrs Marie Manson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3289
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