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Lecture about teaching science by Ian Bentley at La Trobe university

Lecture about teaching science by Ian Bentley at La Trobe university

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  • 1. Teaching Science
    Pedagogy, strategies, resources and laboratory safety
  • 2. The quality science teacher
    • Content knowledge
    • 3. Pedagogical content knowledge
    • 4. Science curriculum knowledge and understanding
    • 5. Understanding of learning
    • 6. Understanding of students
    • 7. Science classroom craft
  • Curriculum
    VELS
    Science Domain (Discipline Based Learning Strand)
    Two Dimensions
    Science knowledge and understanding
    Science at work
    Standards for Level 5 (Yrs 7/8) and Level 6 (Yrs 9/10)
    Progression Points
  • 8. Science Knowledge and Understanding
    ... building student understanding of the overarching conceptual ideas of science.
    Life, living and living relationships
    Matter, properties and chemical change
    Energy, Force and Motion
    Earth, Time and Space
    Scale
  • 9. Science at work
    experiencing and researching how people work with and through science.
    learn to be curious and to use scientific understanding and processes to find answers to their questions.
  • 10. Science at work
    • design and pursue investigations ethically and safely; generate, validate and critique evidence; analyse and interpret ideas and link them with existing understanding; work and reason with scientific models and communicate their findings and ideas to others.
    • 11. identify and practise the underlying values, skills and attributes of science.
  • Science at work
    Through their investigations, they gain insight into science as a human activity and the relationship between science, technology and society both now and in the future. They explore how science is used in multiple contexts throughout their lives and its pervasiveness throughout the workplace.
  • 12. POE
    Predict
    (Justify)
    Observe
    Explain
  • 13. The Science Continuum
  • 14. VELS Science standards
    Science Knowledge & Understanding
    Science at Work
    Science concept development maps
    Matter
    Living things
    Forces & motion
    Earth & space
    Science Continuum P-10: Design
    Focus ideas
    Student everyday experiences vs scientific view
    Critical teaching ideas
    Teaching strategies
    Links to further resources
  • 15. Classroom Craft
    Timing
    The whiteboard
    Questioning
    Instructions
    Practical work
    Student movement
    Safety
  • 16. Timing
    Concentration span
    Unrushed – thinking space
    Balance
    Completion
  • 17. Using the Whiteboard
  • Questioning
    Closed questions
    Open questions
    Inclusive questioning
    Dealing with answers
  • 30. Instructions
  • Practical work
  • Student movement
    Plan
    Keep to a minimum
    Have only a few students moving at a time
    Rules – running, pushing
  • 52. Safety
    Chemicals
    Hot items and substances
    Sharps
    Student awareness
    Student behaviour
    Teacher control