The course focuses on:
• Using the marine environment in a cross-curricular way to support teaching and learning in the primary school classroom.
• Working scientifically on the seashore, and in the classroom through the use of scientific skills during a range of practical inquiry based exercises.
• Examining the features of the local habitats and using the natural environment.
• Exploring examples of how to apply learning; make cross curricular connections and carryout thoughtful actions after an activity.
• Understanding and recalling aspects of safety in school science and the principles of the conservation code.
• Exploring methods for engaging students through talk and discussion, role play and debate.
• Practicing methods for inquiry based learning including investigating, questioning, predicting, fair testing, collecting, displaying and communicating data.
• Using ICT including maps, video, tide tables, apps and presenting interactive white board classes.
• Skills practice through the completion of a number of literacy projects including the creation of poems and newsletters.
• Production of samples of Scientific Drawing and Visual Art including drawings of observations and annotated diagrams and keys. Using paint and media / different textiles and design.
• Methods for incorporating marine themes into Mathematical strand units including collection and communicating of data, shape and space and measures and problem solving.
• School self- evaluation of SESES and cross curricular activities using a range of teacher and student based methods.
• Exploration of central methodologies including problem solving, active learning and collaborative learning in a range of activities based around the numeracy, literacy, SESE, and visual art curriculums.
This course qualifies for the Department of Education & Skills EPV Days.
|Course Start Date / Time||01-07-2019 9:30 am|
|Course End Date / Time||05-07-2019 2:00 pm|
|Subsequent Dates||2nd, 3rd, 4th July|
|Speaker||Anna Quinn & Amanda Ryan, Galway Atlantaquaria|