Concept-Based Teaching and Learning: A Student-Centered Cross-Disciplinary Curriculum linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
To enhance their pedagogy and for best practice, teachers will learn how to integrate concepts into the interdisciplinarity of teaching and learning in scientific disciplines. The theoretical focus will be placed on knowledge structure and the essential elements of concept-based curriculum design linked to the SDGs. The practical part of the module will engage teachers in an SDG concept-based experiential activity as well as unit planning (conceptual statements and questions) for real-world transfer of learning by students.
Trainer: Marie-France Labelle
Module 2 & Module 3
Principles of Learning and Integrating STEM Education Pedagogy: Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Capacity Building & STEM Project-Based Learning: Authentic & Effective Experiential Teaching and Learning
In a world of globalisation and connectivity, authentic and experiential teaching and learning is of primordial importance. Curiosity, problem-solving, critical thinking and creativity skills are crucial for the learner of today. As such, STEM project-based learning using the design cycle and applied use of technology is becoming crucial for capacity building in schools. Therefore, in both these modules, through the development of hands-on projects or experiments, teachers will gain a different perspective on how to engage students with syllabus content of STEM disciplines.
Trainers: Stephen Burke & Maxime Miraillet
Education through the Arts, Movement and Mindfulness: Building Competences for a Better World
Young people are living in a transforming complex world where competences such as empathy, collaboration, communication or expression, social cohesion and problem-solving are vital for success in the future. This module will focus on engaging teachers with the education of science through the arts, movement and mindfulness. The result intended with fun activities is a transformation of the classroom into one where research, imagination and context play significant roles in learning.
Trainer: Amanda Linden
Teaching and Learning for Inclusion: Role of all teachers in SEN & STEM
Diversity and inclusion in classrooms, while excellent for pupil achievements and growth, bring forward challenges. Teachers are expected to manage, sometimes with little means, the cultural diversity and the variety of learning abilities or competences within the same classroom. As such, this module will propose the practice of effective strategies to help STEM teachers provide opportunities that cater to students’ needs and value their viewpoints in a safe and collaborative environment.
Trainer: Estefania Medina
Elementary particle physics in early physics education
Elementary particle physics is a fundamental topic in science, and in particular in science education. Indeed, current physics education is faced with the important question of how best to introduce elementary particle physics in the classroom early on. Hence, in this module documented students’ conceptions of particle physics will be discussed and teachers will gain insight into how to appropriately address them within a model-based curriculum.
Trainer: Jeff Wiener
Service learning is a teaching strategy that can work for all students, in all subject areas, at all grade levels. It is primarily a teaching pedagogy whereby students or participants learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized service that is conducted in and meets the needs of a community. One of the most important aspects of service learning is ‘student voice’ as they can plan and decide the processes of learning through sustained association with their communities. During this workshop, teachers will be trained on how to embed ‘service learning’ into their teaching.
Trainer: Rajesh Majumdar
Making physics more engaging for students
During this module, teachers will explore a few techniques to make Physics teaching and learning not only easy but also interesting. We will start by trying to find out some common misconceptions in Physics. Demo activities will be shared and towards the end, the teachers will be asked to inculcate the ideas in designing an exemplary lesson plan of their choice on their own.
Trainer: Niharika Kulshrestha