I29 - Mad About Science

Working as a scientist in today’s curriculum.

All you have to do is mention the word ‘Science’, to get an immediate ‘reaction’ from the children. It’s the one subject that gets them fired up, super-charged and coiled for off! They love the subject. As a teacher, we need to structure the lessons correctly, getting them to work as true scientists would in the field or laboratory. This course will have you crafting, devising and planning experiments & investigations, following best scientific principles. Now – where’s that white coat?

This self-paced on-line course is aimed at teachers who, for the duration of this course, will work as scientists, learning those all important skills such as the ability to observe, question, predict, investigate, measure and analyse. Skills can be practiced and honed as you explore content areas of human life, plants, light, sound, magnetism and electricity, the properties of materials and the environment within which we live.

The on-line format of the course enables you to study when and where you want to learn. Content is divided into 5 modules which you can complete in any order at any time.
 
Participants are encouraged to interact with one another using the communication tools (forum, chat, e-mail) provided by the CPD College learning system. Active facilitation throughout the course provides expert interaction, guidance and feedback for all participants. Assignments and questions which call for critical reflection, self-analysis and a reasoned response punctuate this highly interactive web based course.
 
On completion of this course each participant can download their CPD record and Certificate of completion. The Certificate of completion demonstrates your achievement in completing this professional development course.

Learning outcomes


Through engagement with the course content and through the sharing of successful teaching approaches within the discussion forum, the knowledge and insights gained by participants will inform the organisation of their Science Scheme of work in the coming year.

Modules


01 - To foster an understanding of the scientific skills and concepts that are potentially developed through looking scientifically at human, plant and animal life.
02 - To foster an understanding of the scientific skills and concepts that are potentially developed through looking scientifically at the areas of light, sound and heat.
03 - To foster an understanding of the scientific skills and concepts that are potentially developed through looking scientifically at the areas of forces and magnetism and electricity.
04 - To foster an understanding of the scientific skills and concepts that are potentially developed through exploring the properties and characteristics of materials.
05 - To foster an understanding of the scientific skills and concepts that are potentially developed through looking scientifically at environmental care and awareness.

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Enrolments are still open for our Autumn/ WInter courses 2017/ 2018.

Enrolments have now closed for summer 2017.

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CPD College, Enniscorthy Enterprise & Tech. Centre,
Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland