VIDLEARN™

Distance Learning Biology 8 Week Subject Knowledge Enhancement

This course is distance learning with the opportunity to attend a practical summer school

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Course details

ABOUT THE COURSE

This is an eight week (approx. 200 hours) subject knowledge enhancement course. This course is intended for pre-trainee teachers or those in-training, who need to significantly improve subject knowledge in their subject specialism to GCSE Level.

The course takes part on our learning platform VIDLEARNTM. Trainees complete a Subject Knowledge Audit at the start of each module, from which they can plot a learning sequence that is closely associated to their needs. Trainees are expected to watch and take part in activities from bespoke videos on VIDLEARNTM and attend a practical summer school at the University campus.

AIM OF THE COURSE

  • To improve knowledge and understanding of your specialist subject to GCSE Level.
  • To consider key words, key concepts and key classroom activities associated with your specialist subject.
  • To consider some approaches to teaching the specialist subjects to GCSE Level.

In developing your personal and professional skills as a teacher, the course aims:

  • to foster and develop your personal enjoyment of and enthusiasm for your specialist subject;
  • to audit and maintain your subject knowledge;
  • to promote your collaborative learning;
  • to develop the ICT skills needed to enhance teaching and learning in maths and science.