Teaching Primary Biology: Evolution and Inheritance (FutureLearn)

Teaching Primary Biology: Evolution and Inheritance (FutureLearn)
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This course is designed for teachers, trainee teachers as well as teaching assistants for primary education.
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Teaching Primary Biology: Evolution and Inheritance (FutureLearn)
Develop sound subject knowledge of primary biology and learn how to identify and overcome pupils’ misconceptions around evolution. Learn how to teach evolution and inheritance to primary school pupils. When teaching science in primary school, subject knowledge is essential to help students overcome any misconceptions they may have around biology and evolution. Through this course, you’ll deep dive into the topic of evolution and inheritance as part of the primary school biology and science national curriculum.

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Understand the value of sound subject knowledge when teaching primary school science

Most primary school teachers don’t have a science background and aren’t science experts.

This course will develop your subject knowledge teaching the evolution and inheritance elements of the biology curriculum.


Support your key stage 2 pupils with effective teaching strategies

Key stage 2 pupils (aged 7-11) may have various misconceptions around the subject of biology and especially evolution and inheritance.

These can sometimes be hard to identify, explain and overcome.

You’ll learn how to help pupils who are struggling and ensure they fully understand the information and concepts included in the evolution and inheritance element of the English national curriculum.


Discover fun and practical activities for teaching evolution in school

Identifying and utilising the right teaching strategies is key for primary school teachers’ CPD.

You’ll learn how to keep your students engaged throughout the lesson with practical science activities.

You’ll explore various teaching strategies that will encourage participation in the classroom and give your pupils a thorough grounding in this important topic.


Syllabus


Week 1: Subject knowledge: evolution and inheritance

Week 2: Planning to address misconceptions


What will you achieve?

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

- Identify the importance of good subject knowledge when teaching primary science.

- Develop personal subject knowledge of evolution and inheritance to teach this topic as part of the biology primary science curriculum.

- Apply subject knowledge of biology to class teaching of pupils aged 5-11 years old.

- Explore practical activities to teach scientific concepts in the primary curriculum.

- Identify common misconceptions children may have in primary science concepts.

- Develop teaching strategies to identify and overcome children’s misconceptions.



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49.00 EUR
This course is designed for teachers, trainee teachers as well as teaching assistants for primary education.

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.