Teachers should bring water proof footwear and clothing for the fieldwork days of the course, which will be held during the first three days of the course.

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 Details

Course Start Date / Time 01-07-2019 9:30 am
Course End Date / Time 05-07-2019 2:00 pm
Course Fee €50.00
Subsequent Dates 2nd, 3rd, 4th July
Number Hours 20
Speaker Anna Quinn & Amanda Ryan, Galway Atlantaquaria
Location Marine Institute
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