NEW: Teaching Science Through Drama

Suitable for: Subject Leaders, Teachers, LTA

Course code Keystages Presented by
SCI140 KS1; KS2
  • Rachael Webb (Teaching and Learning Consultant-Primary)

Explore how drama can be used for assessment and retrieval practice and to motivate learners.

We are pleased to present this half day event by David Allen as part of our external speaker program aiming at extending our CPD provision and drawing on expertise from the national primary science community. This afternoon session is running on the same day as our Primary Science Network Meeting so teachers can conveniently book both and enjoy a free lunch in between. The Primary Science Network Meeting needs to be booked separately to allow for more flexibility for schools.

This session draws upon an interdisciplinary approach to teaching science and will explore creative ways to link science and drama in activities that are mutually beneficial to both subjects. The aim being to excite children’s curiosity and allow them to develop their conceptual understanding whilst also improving their speaking and listening skills. The session will also explore how drama can be used for assessment and retrieval practice in primary science.

We will experience how using dramatic conventions in science lessons can encourage children to fully engage, become agents of their own learning, improve their scientific understanding, and develop their science identity. The session will include interactive, practical drama activities.

David Allen worked in primary schools for over twenty years as a teacher, senior leader and Deputy Head teacher. He is currently Associate Professor in Learning and Teaching at The University of Hertfordshire where he leads the teaching of science and art to the undergraduate and postgraduate trainee teachers. David is also an educational consultant at Creative Primary Science working with teachers and children on science, drama and art projects across the UK and internationally. David is Chair of Publications at the Association of Science Education. He is also an author and his most current publications are:

• ‘Science Meets English’ which explores the links between creative English approaches and science teaching.
• ‘Superhero Scientists’ which allows children to research and write about famous scientists and people who use science within their work.
• ‘Snap Science – revised edition 2023’ which is a comprehensive science scheme of work published by Harper Collins

** Please note this course takes place on the same date as the autumn term subject leaders network. Book this course and then search for SCI102 to book the morning, providing you with a full day of CPD and a complementary lunch.

**OFFER: This course is available for the discounted rate of £99, instead of £109.

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