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Teaching for Home Learning: Primary Science
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Keep your primary school students inspired by science whilst learning at home
Primary school science teaching often involves sparking students’ imagination through practical activities.
With some classes being taught online or remotely during the coronavirus pandemic, primary science teachers must learn innovative new ways of teaching young students science using online and offline learning.
On this course, you’ll consider the new learning environment of your pupils, the role of parents in your teaching, and discover new science activities your pupils can do from home.
You’ll explore a variety of asynchronous teaching and learning tools, and explore these new challenges with colleagues.
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Design a blended approach to teaching primary science, with offline and online activities to support pupils learning from home.
- Develop your plans to work with parents to support pupils learning at home.
- Evaluate a range of teaching strategies and tools, appropriate to your teaching context and teaching remotely.
- Identify primary science activities that can be undertaken at home.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for primary teachers of pupils aged 5-11 years, who are supporting parents and pupils with learning from home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Science and STEM subject leaders and heads of primary schools may also find this course useful for devising their approach to home teaching and online learning.
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