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