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Approx. 13 hours to complete
English

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Introduction: Teaching and Learning Science

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 42 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Evidence-based science teaching5m
Rate teaching strategies6m
How the brain computes information7m
from behaviourism...5m
...to constructivism8m
Encouraging higher order thinking6m
7 readings
Join our research project on effective professional development!!10m
READ ME!! How to get the most out of our course2m
K2P Brief #1 Formative Assessment10m
K2P Brief #2 Powerful Feedback10m
READ ME - Help FLAG those who weaken the peer review system10m
READ ME, TOO - IMPORTANT general instructions for assignments and how they are graded2m
K2P Brief #15 Effective Peer Review10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Conceptual Change

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 41 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
No teaching without everyday conceptions6m
Assessing your students conceptions7m
Learning as conceptual change8m
Learning as ontological change4m
Tips for engagement9m
2 readings
K2P Brief #3 Initiating Conceptual Change10m
K2P Brief #4 Making Conceptual Change Happen10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Teaching with analogies

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 38 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Using analogies6m
How to teach analogies4m
Successful instructional analogies8m
Multiple representations in science7m
4 readings
K2P Brief #5 Big Ideas in Science10m
K2P Brief #6 Backward Design10m
K2P Brief #7 - Teaching with Analogies - part 110m
K2P Brief #8: Teaching with Analogies - part 210m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

(Re-)Frame your science teaching

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 53 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Active learning with socioscientific issues7m
Tasks for active learners7m
Active Learning with Digital Tools8m
Setting goals for students5m
Supervision of theses9m
Communication risk and uncertainity9m
4 readings
K2P Brief #9 Connecting Science and Society10m
K2P Brief #10 Active Learning10m
K2P Brief #16 Teaching with Digital Tools10m
K2P Brief #14 Assessing Student Performance10m

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