Postgraduate Course: Science Education (BIME11078)
|School||School of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This theme will explore formal science education and science teaching pedagogy from the perspective of a science communicator. It will include an introduction to science curricula both national and international, theories of how children learn science, misconceptions in science, working with schools and teachers, managing groups and behaviour, enhancing the school science curriculum and the interaction of formal and informal science learning. The theory will be complemented by the practical module Science Education in Context.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Online Activities 45,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
An essay, which critically examines a range of science communication activities and draws on current literature in science pedagogy for the classroom.
A classroom resource which demonstrates an understanding of science pedagogy and classroom dynamics.
|No Exam Information
| On completion of the course, you will be able to demonstrate:
Confidence to work professionally and effectively with schools.
Knowledge and understanding of science teaching pedagogy and educational research and its role in the enhancement of science communication practice.
A recognition of the interplay between formal and informal science learning and how science communication activities can enhance and enrich formal education.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Elizabeth Stevenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3258
|Course secretary||Miss Lauren Sandford
Tel: (0131 6)51 5470
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