‘Research suggests that teacher education needs to take an explicit and reflective approach to teaching teachers about the Nature of Science and its methods, in service teachers need high-quality subject-specific CPD on this topic’ (OFSTED 2021).
Can science answer all the questions asked by young people in your classrooms? What is the power of science? What are its limits? Our world needs scientifically confident young people, and they need more than just science literacy to become the creative, motivated and responsible scientists of tomorrow. Learning about the ‘Nature of Science’ will help them to fulfil their potential.
Understanding the reasoning behind scientific thought and how science fits into the wider world will help to motivate less capable students and prepare future scientists for university and beyond.
This online workshop offers a chance to consider curriculum-relevant ways of exploring the ‘Nature of Science’ with young people in a classroom context.
Speaker: Cathy Priest, Training Officer at The Faraday Institute’s Youth and Schools Programme, experienced science teacher and department head.
Recent participants: ‘It was absolutely brilliant, I cannot thank you enough for all that you have taught me’ ….. ‘such an interesting conversation to be had, and I really did not think I would ever get the opportunity for it, the presenters were so enthusiastic, warm and inclusive and they made a safe space for me to share my thoughts and opinions’.
This workshop has been given the Green Tick by the Association for Science Education (ASE): ‘ASE Green Tick quality assurance is carried out by ASE experts to identify areas of strength and, if found, weakness. The aim is to support schools and other relevant education bodies to make informed decisions on how they might use commercial materials. The ASE Green Tick provides guidance on the suitability of a potential resource and how the materials might support teaching and learning.’ More information can be found here.
Registration deadline is 11th March 2024.
For any questions, please do contact: Schools@faraday.cam.ac.uk