Teachers Professional Development Points

Methodology in Teaching Natural Sciences - Senior Phase

Course Fee R400.00
This is a SACE accredited course.
Accreditation number: 10690

What this course is about

This course will enable participants to understand Natural sciences as outlined in the CAPS document. Participants will develop an understanding of the different teaching methodologies used in the teaching and learning of Natural Sciences at senior phase level i.e. Grades 4-6. It will also look into identifying and explaining the advantages of each of the methodologies used in the teaching of the natural sciences.

 

Who should be doing this course

 Grade 7 to 9 Teachers, Principals, deputy Principals, SMT members, subject heads, subject facilitators and team leaders.

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

Explain what Natural Sciences is

Discuss the structure of Natural Sciences in the CAPS curriculum

Recognise the process skills required in Natural Sciences

Acknowledge the language skills required in Natural Sciences

Apply the different methodologies used to teach Natural Sciences

Successfully conduct a scientific investigation

Use found resources/shoestring methods to substitute for missing resources

Explain what TPACK is

Choose the correct Tech that is appropriate for specific scientific content

Explain how learners can be engaged in each methodology

Describe the role of an educator in the teaching of Natural Sciences

Understand the cognitive demands of assessment

Apply good questioning techniques to adhere to cognitive demand

 

HOW YOUR FINAL MARK IS CALCULATED?

Your course mark is calculated using the average mark obtained in each of the Chapter tests. In order to pass this course, you must obtain a final course mark of at least 70%. This  means that even if you fail a few of the chapter tests, if your test marks in the other chapter tests are high enough you will still be able to pass the course. Good Luck!

 

Study at your own pace!

We’ve created our courses to suit your busy life! The duration of this course is based on a student guide where one 300 – 500 word article is read per day, and the assessment is done on a separate day after the relevant articles have been reviewed. But you can do the course in your own time and at your own pace. If you choose to do two readings per day, it will take you half of the estimated time, four readings per day means doing the course in a quarter of the time etc. We leave that decision up to you!

 

In the 5 chapters of this course you'll be covering the following areas:

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES
CHAPTER 2 METHODOLOGY USED TO TEACH NATURAL SCIENCES
CHAPTER 3 PROBLEM-SOLVING METHOD - SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION
CHAPTER 4 INCLUSION OF ICT
CHAPTER 5 IMPLEMENTING COGNITIVE DEMANDS IN TEACHING AND ASSESSING NATURAL SCIENCES
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Macmillan Publishers

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Macmillan Educator Campus is a division of Macmillan Education South Africa, a world class educational content and service provider. The Macmillan Educator Campus, a professional accredited educator training unit, was officially launched on 3 May 2007. Our offering includes training and support in all phases ranging from ECD, GET, FET as well as TVET colleges. We make use of knowledgeable and experienced professionals from different fields of education in South Africa. We develop workshops and courses aligned to the needs and current trends of the education profession.
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Macmillan Publishers

Educator

Macmillan Educator Campus is a division of Macmillan Education South Africa, a world class educational content and service provider. The Macmillan Educator Campus, a professional accredited educator training unit, was officially launched on 3 May 2007. Our offering includes training and support in all phases ranging from ECD, GET, FET as well as TVET colleges. We make use of knowledgeable and experienced professionals from different fields of education in South Africa. We develop workshops and courses aligned to the needs and current trends of the education profession.

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