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ADE IN SP NATURAL SCIENCES TEACHING

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All modules marked with an asterix and  in blue text will also be offered as freestanding accredited short courses. ​For more information, click here.​ 

Module name

Module registration number

Credits per module

Topics covered within each short course module

General Pedagogy(13435)6Learning Theories, Instructional Theories, Educational Psychology, Types of assessment
Educational Perspectives(49221)6Knowledge of education systems, understanding of educational policies educational contexts and  understanding of educational policies
Curriculum Management(13438)6Management of a subject, a learning area, a phase and Lead Teachership
Work Integrated Learning(13437)12Analysing educational videos and case studies, learning in and from practice, Professional Portfolio and Workplace Project(s)
*Chemistry – Matter and Material(13454)15
  • Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table of Elements
  • Particle Model of Matter and Properties of Materials
  • Chemical Reactions and Equations (oxygen with metals and non-metals)
  • Acids and Bases (pH, Neutralisation, acids with metals, metal oxides, metal hydroxides and metal carbonates)
*Physics – Energy and Change(13453)30
  • Sources and Types of Energy
  • Heat Transfer and Insulation
  • Visible Light
  • Static and Current Electricity
  • Energy and the National Grid
Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Natural Sciences 1(13449)15

Within a specific content area(s), the following will be covered:

  • presentation methodologies and skills
  • an understanding of possible subject misconception
  • scientific literacy
  • the ability to evaluate and apply different assessment strategies
  • inclusion and differentiation strategies
*Life Sciences – Life and Living(13452)15
  • Biosphere, Biodiversity and Ecology
  • Sexual Reproduction and Variation
  • Photosynthesis and Respiration
  • Cytology
  • Micro-organisms
  • Human systems (circulatory, respiratory and digestive)
*Earth and Beyond(13451)15
  • The Earth as system
  • Relationship of Sun, Earth and Moon
  • The Solar System and Beyond
  • Birth, Life and Death of Stars
Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Natural Sciences 2(13450)15

Within a specific content area(s), the following will be covered:

  • presentation methodologies and skills
  • an understanding of possible subject misconceptions
  • scientific literacy
  • the ability to evaluate and apply different assessment strategies
  • inclusion and differentiation strategies​