Postgraduate Course: Engagement and Enrichment in STEM Education (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) (BIME11195)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will explore formal science education in schools from the perspective of a science communicator.
This course 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
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Group work resource:15%
Reflective discussion: 75%
Reference list: 10%
||Students receive formative feedback in class for small group and whole class discussions and exercises related to summative assignments.
Students receive written feedback on all summative assignments.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Confidence to work professionally and effectively with schools.
- A critical understanding of science teaching pedagogy and educational research and its role in the enhancement of science communication practice.
- An ability to demonstrate critical thinking about the interplay between formal and informal science learning and to be able to apply learning in practice - based formative and summative work.
|Supplied on a weekly basis|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Students learn critical thinking skills, evaluation skills, facilitation of groups, collaborating with schools and teachers, communication skills.
|Course organiser||Dr Catherine Southworth
|Course secretary||Mr Andrew Le Tissier
Tel: (0131 6)51 4075