Course Title : Natural Sciences Teaching
Code Course
Type
Regular
Semester
Lecture
(hours/week)
Seminar
(hours/week)
Lab
(hours/week)
Credits ECTS
PRD 315-1 B 5 3 0 0 3.00 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description
Objectives
Course Outline
WeekTopics
1Introduction, The pleasure of finding things out
2Organising how children learn science
3Scientific understanding and mental models, Talk for learning in science
4Scientific enquiry and the passionately curious
5Planning and assessing children’s science learning
6The origins of scientific knowledge
7Subject knowledge and ideas for practice, The Earth and beyond
8Midterm exam
9Energy and the well-being of the planet
10Interdependence, Diversity
11Health and well-being
12Semestrial project
13The particle nature of materials, Changing materials
14Electricity and magnetism
15Forces and motion
16Final Exam
Prerequisites
Textbook
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Other
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Students will be able to explain the main elements of science education in early childhood.
2Students will be able to discuss the conceptual development in early childhood
3Students will be able to to explain scientific concepts by content related to early childhood
4Students and qualified teachers to develop their subject knowledge and to gain insights into ways of teaching that promote the value of scientific understanding
5The use of scientific ideas to solve theme-based ‘puzzles’ as part of a storytelling approach.
6Theme-based science subject knowledge to help teachers develop their understanding of key concepts.
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms130
Quizzes00
Projects00
Term Projects120
Laboratory00
Attendance110
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade60
Contribution of final examination to overall grade40
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
(hours)
Total Workload
(hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14342
Assignments 11616
Midterms 122
Final examination 11111
Other 11010
Total Work Load 129
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5.16
ECTS 5

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