The Science Subject Knowledge Enhancement programme is for science teachers who would like to expand and strengthen their subject pedagogical knowledge. The aim of our SKE courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics is to make teaching across all three science disciplines accessible to all science staff within NET. A series of online training sessions will outline key subject knowledge, curriculum links and teaching strategies to enable science teachers to deliver these areas of science successfully to their students.
This course would be suitable if:
The sessions are delivered online with access to course materials and opportunities for questions and discussion.
The programme covers central themes of biology, chemistry and physics that are introduced at Key Stage 3 and then develop through GCSE. Staff are able to attend a full SKE course in biology, chemistry or physics; or choose specific sessions to attend which are most appropriate to their own professional development. Each session will include the following:
By considering some most difficult concepts of the biology, chemistry and physics curricula in depth and considering how to use practical work effectively, the sessions will develop the confidence of classroom teachers and their understanding of pedagogical approaches.