Curriculum Design for Secondary School Science (FutureLearn)

Curriculum Design for Secondary School Science (FutureLearn)
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This course is designed for heads of department, or aspiring heads of department, and teachers with responsibility for curriculum planning in secondary science subjects.
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Curriculum Design for Secondary School Science (FutureLearn)
Explore a range of approaches to designing your scheme of learning and learn how to build an improved science curriculum. Discover the key components of a strong secondary school science curriculum. On this course, you’ll be introduced to curriculum design for teaching science to students aged 11-19 years.

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You’ll explore the advantages and disadvantages of various approaches, as well as how support for teachers can be modelled to support effective learning for students.

You’ll consider how practical work and maths skills for science can be embedded in a curriculum and how progression can be mapped effectively.

Through videos, discussion and tasks, you’ll engage with other teachers, share your experiences of planning science schemes of learning, and plan for future curriculum development.


Syllabus


Week 1: Designing your framework

Week 2: Practical work and progression

Week 3: Assessment, mathematics and literacy


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- Identify the key features of an effective science curriculum and scheme of work for students aged 11-19 years.

- Assess the advantages and disadvantages of different curriculum models for secondary science.

- Identify progression routes though science subjects to maximise learning.

- Discuss the implications of assessment practices on curriculum planning.

- Evaluate the development of mathematical skills and extended writing across the curriculum.



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49.00 EUR
This course is designed for heads of department, or aspiring heads of department, and teachers with responsibility for curriculum planning in secondary science subjects.

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