The course will provide subject leaders with the confidence to deliver outdoor learning across the whole school through Working Scientifically. We will discuss strategies for schools to engage more pupils in outdoor learning and in turn positively impact science teaching and learning. We will review and consider wider opportunities for assessment through Working Scientifically skills.
The 'outdoor classroom' provides a meaningful way to engage learners in practical science. The wider educational benefits of teaching and learning science in the natural and built school environments include motivation to learn and the potential to influence positively the choice of science as a future subject of study.
- Subject leaders will take away lesson ideas and resources to engage pupils and staff in outdoor learning and impact on science learning.
- Subject leaders will become more confident in applying Working Scientifically skills to engage learning with the outdoors at KS1 and KS2.
- Subject leaders will be shown how focused assessment strategies can be used for Working Scientifically.