Some people think that teaching is simply a matter of knowing the content material and having the right kind of personality and experience. In fact, research evidence suggests that people can become effective teachers if they learn:
the content of their discipline
the different ways...
Subject knowledge for teachers and educators without a maths background
Proportional reasoning and the use of ratios is required across different areas of the mathematics curriculum. It is essential to many areas of science and technology and is used in a range of situations in both...
Discover how to use world-class maths teaching methods in your own lessons
Get an introduction to Asian maths teaching methods for primary education, with this course from Macmillan Education and University of Southampton.
On this course, you’ll find out about the key features of Asian...
Prepare to run a fun and educational Code Club
Code Club is a global network of volunteers and educators who run free coding clubs for 9- to 13-year-olds.
This short course will give you the confidence and skills to run a Code Club for young people and inspire the next generation to...
Over four weeks, you’ll develop your knowledge of simple electronics and computing, setting up your Raspberry Pi and writing your first program using the Python programming language.
You’ll apply your newfound knowledge to a series of challenges, including controlling an LED with...
Learn how to set up a programming club for young people
In today’s world, technology is everywhere, so it’s never been more important to know how to code. It’s easier to learn these skills early on in life, which is why coding is a great subject for young people to learn.
Find out what else you can do with Python
On this course, you’ll explore Python programming at an intermediate level.
You’ll discover how to break down problems into smaller parts, and then design and apply algorithms to data. You’ll also explore list structures and their various uses...
Discover how assessment for learning will help you develop student understanding
Guided by leading experts in assessment for learning, on this course you will learn practical ways to embed formative practices in your classroom. You will learn how to create classroom interactions that...
Understand the Solar System and how to teach it with real-life astronomers
Understanding the Solar System and how to teach it can be a tricky business. Fortunately astronomers at the Royal Observatory Greenwich are here to help.
In this online course, they’ll help you understand space...
Improve learning outcomes in STEM subjects through effective planning
Guided by experts in assessment for learning, on this course you’ll plan to identify your learners’ thinking, clarify learning goals, and fine tune your teaching, so you are better able to progress your students’...
Help your pupils love and understand science
Primary science is the first opportunity to develop your pupils’ curiosity about the world. Studies suggest that by engaging pupils in practical science work frequently, they will have a greater understanding and enjoyment of science.
Learn effective differentiation for learning to enable all students to progress
Every student is different, entering classrooms with varying ideas and understanding. This course will help you improve your understanding and use of differentiating for learning within science, technology...
Improve your teaching by discussing the science of learning
What is learning? How does it work? On this course you try and answer these questions, exploring how you can use the science of learning to inform your teaching and support your students’ learning.
Drawing upon educational...
Ensure your students get the most from chemistry practicals
In this course you will explore how going beyond ‘recipe following’, teachers can use practical work in chemistry to support explanation of theory. You’ll discover ‘microscale’ experiments to allow more students to take an...
Improve student learning in biology practical lessons
There are only so many ways a student can look at an onion cell, so how do we engage students with biology practicals?
On this course you will discuss the relationship between theoretical concepts and practical work, and consider...
Help students understand physics through practicals
Physics can be a challenging topic for students, it is essential that they practice and embed their understanding of practical skills in preparation for assessment of their learning.
This course, specially designed for teachers, will...
Understand how to use feedback to improve your STEM activities
Responding to feedback is a crucial part of volunteering with young people, it can quickly help you understand how effective you are and show you what you need to change to improve.
On this course you will learn how to use...
Learn how to ensure all young people get a chance to explore STEM subjects
Increasing diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is vital, it’s the only way STEM industries can ensure they are addressing the full range of the world’s problems. So how do we improve...
Discover how to plan inspiring and engaging STEM activities
Bringing to life science, technology, engineering and maths with practical activities is one of the best ways to engage young people in STEM subjects. As a volunteer you have a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon...
Improve your communication skills and confidence volunteering with young people
Engaging young people through practical STEM activities is a proven way to get young people excited about STEM subjects, a passion that may lead to further learning and greater awareness about STEM careers...