When does the most natural of all learning become 'that hard subject' for so many students? A key focus area of professional development is applying strategy to support learning. Mind-Brain-Education Science can provide us with so much to support continued engagement in the science curriculum's knowledge and skills.
This webinar is an introduction to applying the latest research into how neuroscience can inform science education strategies – “Teaching science like we do science” - across all content strands.
Using evidence-based strategies we will:
challenge the concepts your students hold about science, using strategies to promote intrinsic motivation and deep engagement, identifying when it became 'that hard subject' for so many;
share strategies to challenge identified misconceptions and threshold concepts in science, in order to boost student learning, understanding and recall of the big pictures in science;
share strategies to engage students using relevant and meaningful stimuli to motivate them to develop an appreciation of the contribution of science to finding solutions to personal, social and global issues relevant to their lives now and in the future;
- share strategies to build the confidence of students and help them develop a willingness to use evidence and reason to engage with, and respond to, scientific and technological ideas, as informed citizens.
Science teachers Years 7 - 12, science coordinators, curriculum coordinators
Kery was working as a teacher when she started her company, Active Axons Education in 2008, after realising how closely her teaching followed the findings of neuroeducation. She began running workshops to excite and engage students more fully in the learning process. This extended to school workshops and turned into accredited teacher education programs and courses with TTA. She has walked the talk of authentic education.