Possible Misconceptions in Science

knowledge of primary science curriculum knowledge of primary science curriculumResearch suggests that the knowledge of the KS1 & KS2 science curriculum of a teacher is an important part of delivering an engaging learning experience for children. This is especially hard for Key Stage 2 teachers, requiring an intricate knowledge across all areas of the primary science curriculum. Recent efforts in teacher training have tried to address this, but have failed to recognise the key concept that supports learning; being aware of the misconceptions in primary Science that impact on the child’s ability to move forward.  If teachers can spot these misconceptions forming in advance, they can pre-empt the mistakes that children will make, and quickly move their learning forward, avoiding the possible pitfalls.

This Primary Practicals course aims to examine some of the common misconceptions in primary science that children have, and importantly how to predict when misconceptions might occur across all areas of the curriculum.  Through this short course we examine what causes misconceptions in primary stem subjects, why they occur and how to stop them – with plenty of time looking at the common examples.

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The content of this Misconceptions in primary Science course is:

  • Why subject knowledge is the holy grail of teaching.
  • Improving knowledge of the primary science curriculum without endless work.
  • Spotting the formation of misconceptions and stamping them out.
  • Teaching confidently in your areas of weakest knowledge.

This course would be ideal for both teaching and support staff that deliver KS1 & KS2 science lessons within a Primary School setting, no matter what scheme of work is being followed.  Children are often unaware that their understanding is based on erroneous assumptions and therefore having all staff in a position to identify these misconceptions is a huge benefit to the children.  If this course is to be delivered in house we can tailor the content to fit alongside existing schemes of work or for a specific key stage.

Course Cost: £50 per person

Course Length: 2 hours

To book this misconceptions in primary Science training course please call us on 01527 452430.

Course locations: our training centre is based in Studley, Warwickshire, close to the M42 with easy access across the West Midlands. We regularly deliver our courses in schools across Birmingham, Coventry, Rugby, Evesham, Redditch and with others from as far afield as Oxford, Northampton and Milton Keynes.

Discounts are available for group bookings

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Did you know that this knowledge of primary science curriculum course can be customised to your primary school requirements? Contact us for more information.