Course 6 - Promoting Discourse in Science Now Open!
Science is Way of knowing. In science, we ask questions and search for answers via exploration and experimentation. Just as discourse is so important in our daily lives, discourse in science is equally important since it allows us to represent and clarify our thinking in order to drive deeper understanding. In this module, we will explore why discourse in the science classroom is so important for deepening student understanding and how teachers can incorporate discourse in their classroom strategically and effectively.
Teachers will explore why discourse is essential in a science classroom and what discourse can look like in practice.
Teachers will examine multiple strategies for incorporating discourse in the science classroom with tips for implementation, videos of real teachers and students engaging in the activities, and resources teachers can begin using in your own classrooms tomorrow
Teachers will understand that Science cannot advance if scientists are unable to communicate their findings clearly and persuasively or to learn about the findings of others.
Teachers will recognize that students must be given opportunities to practice their discourse skills in order to progress in their abilities to reason, draw conclusions, and communicate scientific concepts.
Immediate Application in the Classroom
Teachers will be able to model how to create a respectful learning environment in which students will feel comfortable engaging in academic discourse.
Teachers will be able to develop lesson plans which incorporate discourse and provides opportunities for students to practice and develop their skill level in scientific discourse.