Postgraduate Course: Science Education (BIME11059)
|School||Deanery 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||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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 15,
External Visit Hours 10,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5,
Formative Assessment Hours 5,
Summative Assessment Hours 20,
Other Study Hours 45,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||A resource suitable for delivery in the classroom (group work) 15%; Individual reflection of the development and delivery of the resource 75%; Reference list used to support discussion 10%
||Feedback will be on-going during seminar and practical session with summative, written feedback delivered together with summative mark.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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
1.KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
2. Practice: applied knowledge skills and understanding
3. Generic Cognitive Skills
4. Communication, ICT
5. Autonomy, Accountability and Working with others
|Course organiser||Dr Elizabeth Stevenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3258
|Course secretary||Mr Andrew Le Tissier
Tel: (0131 6)51 4075