STEM Teaching: Teaching Science Beyond The Boundaries
Discover the importance of taking an interdisciplinary approach to science teaching to inspire the next generation of scientists with this online course from University of York.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for science teachers who are interested in broadening their curriculum and learning to teach complex and controversial issues in science.
It will be particularly useful for secondary science teachers, post-16 science teachers, and teachers of general studies.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Reflect on the nature of science, its place in society and on how we form rational decisions on big societal questions.
Explain the role of interdisciplinary teaching in equipping young people with skills necessary to make evidence-informed decisions.
Discuss what successful interdisciplinary teaching looks like and how barriers, which prevent it, can be overcome.
Describe how interdisciplinary teaching could be successfully embedded into your own practice or school.
Apply resources and approaches from the research project ‘Science Beyond the Boundaries’ to explore a big societal question, or questions, through an interdisciplinary approach with your own learners.