EDCURRIC 704 - Teaching for Scientific Literacy

Course code
Teaching for Scientific Literacy
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Delivery modes
Weekly Lecture
Course director

Sally Birdsall

Course description

A detailed exploration, focusing on the merits and challenges, of the concept of scientific literacy. Topics will include the nature of science; the process of scientific inquiry; and the role of science education in improving public understanding of science.

Course overview

Explore new ways to teach students scientific literacy, delving into both the knowledge and teaching strategies that underpin science teaching. In this course you'll look into how to cover scientific issues that touch on environmental concerns, social issues and more. Along the way you will analyse a scientist's account of their experiences of scientific enterprise, learn to read and write academically and how to employ a range of strategies to develop scientific literacy in learners.

Course Coordinators

Gillian Ward

Currently scheduled classes

2021 Epsom (Semester 1): Weekly evening lectures on Wednesdays from 4:30-7:30pm

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