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Teaching Practical Science -Chemistry

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Ensure your students get the most from chemistry practicals

In this course you will explore how going beyond ‘recipe following’, teachers can use practical work in chemistry to support explanation of theory. You’ll discover ‘microscale’ experiments to allow more students to take an active role in their learning through practical work. You will consider what’s happening in your own classroom and develop and share creative ways of teaching practical chemistry with approaches that are applicable to a range of situations including GCSE required practicals.

What topics will you cover?

  • Practical work for 14-16 year olds for the key topics of: electrolysis, rates of reaction and salt preparation.
  • Contextualising practical work in chemistry to the everyday environment.
  • How progression in practical work impacts on students’ learning.
  • Assessment of learning through practical work in chemistry.
  • Approaches to teaching practical science that can be applied to other topic areas.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

  • Improve your confidence in delivering and evaluating teaching for practical skills in chemistry for 14-16 year olds.
  • Develop effective learning outcomes for practical work in chemistry.
  • Reflect on the effectiveness of practical activities on every students’ learning.
  • Design progression and assessment approaches within practical work in chemistry.

Collaborate with peers, educators and mentors to share and critique ideas for teaching practical science.

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  • Lectures 0
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  • Duration 50 hours
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 0
  • Certificate No
  • Assessments Yes
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