Department of Education, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Honours (FHEQ level 6)|
|Assessment:||CW 90%, OR 10%|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
This unit aims to consider some of the current issues in science education and to explore and examine some of the key implications for teachers of science in primary and secondary schools.
By the end of the unit students should be able to:
a) explain the significance of developments in science education;
b) give examples of the practical consequences of these developments at the classroom level;
c) explain, where appropriate, basic implications for curriculum developers and policy makers in science education.
Written communication (A), Oral communication (F), Presentation (F/A), Self-directed learning (F), Problem analysis, Research and reflection (F/A).
The issues will change from time to time, examples include: the nature of science; the role of ICT in science education; developments in children's learning in science (e.g. the Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education); the nature of assessment of science (with a focus on diagnostic assessment); the role of language in science education; recent developments in practical work; personal and professional subject knowledge; scientific literacy and the implications for the Public Understanding of Science. See website pages for full detail.
ED30006 is a Generally Available Unit which is available to all students of the University (subject to the usual constraints) to take either as a Director of Studies approved option within their programme of study or as an 'extra' unit which does not count towards a final award.
ED30006 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Chemistry
ED30006 is Optional on the following programmes:Programmes in Natural Sciences