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Introduction: Teaching and Learning Science

Welcome to your first week of Teaching Science at University! In this first module we will give you an overview of what you will learn during our 5-week course and show you what you can achieve as an excellent lecturer or teaching assistant at your university! In the first lesson our focus is on evidence-based teaching. We will show you how you can base your lectures, lab classes, and courses on science education research. You will learn about main principles of visible learning and mind frames which will help you to embrace these principles. Then we will adapt learning theories to science teaching, starting with behaviorism up to cognitivism, constructivism, and neurodidactics. Interviews with a Professor in Animal Behaviour and a Professor in Neuroscience give further insight in the way we learn. At the end of the first week, you should be able to implement and reflect upon one evidence-based teaching strategy in your own teaching. Have fun!...
Reading
7 videos (Total 42 min), 5 lectures, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Evidence-based science teaching5 min
Rate teaching strategies6 min
How the brain computes information7 min
from behaviourism...5 min
...to constructivism8 min
Encouraging higher order thinking6 min
Reading5 lectures
READ ME!! How to get the most out of our course2 min
K2P Brief #1 Formative Assessment10 min
K2P Brief #2 Powerful Feedback10 min
READ ME!! - IMPORTANT general instructions for assignments and how they are graded2 min
K2P Brief #15 Effective Peer Review10 min
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2
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Conceptual Change

Welcome to your second week of Teaching Science at University. Understanding scientific concepts is the core of learning science, but often our pre-instructional conceptions act as barriers to reach an appropriate understanding. In this module we will show how to guide students from their everyday conceptions to scientific ones. You will learn how to use your students’ pre-conceptions not as obstacles but as starting points for teaching science. We will show you some methods for a quick assessment of your students’ conceptions. We look at strategies how we can change our students’ conceptions and how we can help your students to change their ideas. Finally we consider how you as a teacher can foster student engagement in class. At the end of the second week you should be able to address the pre- instructional conceptions of your students in your teaching....
Reading
6 videos (Total 41 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video6 vidéos
No teaching without everyday conceptions6 min
Assessing your students conceptions7 min
Learning as conceptual change8 min
Learning as ontological change4 min
Tips for engagement9 min
Reading2 lectures
K2P Brief #3 Initiating Conceptual Change10 min
K2P Brief #4 Making Conceptual Change Happen10 min
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3
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3 heures pour terminer

Teaching with analogies

Welcome to the third week of Teaching Science at University! In this week we would like to show how invisible concepts become visible. In everyday life we learn so many things by comparing and contrasting. From research we know that the use of analogies and metaphors are important features in the scientific endeavor, and their use in teaching science seems a natural extension. We raise the question whether analogies are just excellent communication tools or if they can generate new knowledge. What do the majority of students really understand when analogies are used to explain abstract and difficult ideas such as molecular structures, diffusion, and plate tectonics? We show that It is important to consider students’ personal constructions since no student enters the lecture hall as “tabula rasa.” Science classrooms are common settings in which analogies are used to enhance concept learning; therefore, improving the way analogies are used in science education has important teaching and learning consequences. At the end of the third week you should be able to choose good analogies for teaching science and implement them fruitfully....
Reading
5 videos (Total 38 min), 4 lectures, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Using analogies6 min
How to teach analogies4 min
Successful instructional analogies8 min
Multiple representations in science7 min
Reading4 lectures
K2P Brief #5 Big Ideas in Science10 min
K2P Brief #6 Backward Design10 min
K2P Brief #7 - Teaching with Analogies - part 110 min
K2P Brief #8: Teaching with Analogies - part 210 min
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4
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3 heures pour terminer

(Re-)Frame your science teaching

Welcome to the fourth week of Teaching Science at University! In this week we want to show you how we can frame our science teaching to increase interest, motivation, and understanding of the students. In the first lesson we ask how the framing of science teaching can help students see the relevance of science for society. We look at problems from everyday life and their potential to foster students understanding of science. Activating our students is one key to reducing failure rates in our classrooms. We look how to design a new course by setting the goals our students have to achieve and how to foster learning when supervising a thesis. Finally we look how to communicate risk and uncertainty in an appropriate way to foster understanding. At the end of this week you should be able to frame your science teaching to make it relevant for your students....
Reading
6 videos (Total 44 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
Video6 vidéos
Active learning with socioscientific issues7 min
Tasks for active learners7 min
Setting goals for students5 min
Supervision of theses9 min
Communication risk and uncertainity9 min
Reading3 lectures
K2P Brief #9 Connecting Science and Society10 min
K2P Brief #10 Active Learning10 min
K2P Brief #14 Assessing Student Performance10 min
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par MMSep 17th 2018

It was useful for me as beginner. I learned how to give an assessment, planning for the course, developing my course material, raise the competitions between my students and more.

par RVMar 3rd 2018

This is a very exceptional course for me as a teacher. Very helpful insights and learnings. Thanks Prof. Dr. Kai Niebert for you wonderful teaching methodologies. God bless you.

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Kai Niebert

PhD, Professor for Science Teaching
Faculty of Science

À propos de University of Zurich

Founded in 1833, the University of Zurich (UZH) is Switzerland’s largest university, with a cur­rent enrollment of over 26,000 students. Made up of seven faculties covering approximately 100 different subject areas, UZH is proud to offer the most comprehensive aca­demic program in the country....

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  • The course consists of lectures and assignments at the end of each week. The assignment is designed to let you implement the week's course content into your own teaching syllabus, for example when developing an analogy for your own course. By developing the assignments and giving feedback to others' assignments you can collect points to complete the course.

  • The course is designed as a professional development course for people teaching in science contexts. For example PhD students often need to collect credit points in their programs. Unfortunately we cannot give credits. But universities often "translate" the course certificate into credits for your programs. Just ask your supervisors/program leaders.

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