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ED101E: TEACHING PRIMARY SCIENCE THROUGH FICTION (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

This course introduces MA Education students to the use of fictional stories in the Primary classroom for the teaching and learning of science.  Students will engage with a range of stories which relate to science concepts within the Scottish primary curriculum.  Students will then have opportunities to develop knowledge and understanding of these concepts prior to applying this new learning in a creative context. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Ms Leigh Bjorkvoll

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied) or ()
  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course explores fiction as an approach to introducing scientific concepts to Primary children in a school context.  

Students will explore a range of texts suitable for different stages of learning to identify the science content and to consider how this is communicated to the audience.  Students will then engage with experiential and collaborative learning to develop their knowledge and understanding of the science.   

Developing this further, students will apply their scientific knowledge and previous critique of effective texts to create a story which is appropriate for the teaching and learning of science within the Primary classroom.  They will also present their ideas about supporting classroom-based activities for pupils.   


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Workshop during University week s 9 - 19

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 19 Feedback Weeks 25

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Feedback

Individual recorded presentation using knowledge from the course, exemplified in a newly created fictional story with scientific content, and a discussion of the associated learning opportunities for Primary school children.  

Feedback will be made available in MyAberdeen.  

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseDemonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts, appropriate for the primary school classroom.
ConceptualCreateCreate a fictional text for the primary school classroom and present the associated teaching and learning ideas.
ConceptualEvaluateEvaluate how fiction texts communicate scientific concepts to learners in the primary school classroom.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 40 Feedback Weeks 43

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Feedback

Individual recorded presentation using knowledge from the course, exemplified in a newly created fictional story with scientific content, and a discussion of the associated learning opportunities for Primary school children.  

Feedback will be made available in MyAberdeen.  

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateEvaluate how fiction texts communicate scientific concepts to learners in the primary school classroom.
ConceptualAnalyseDemonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts, appropriate for the primary school classroom.
ConceptualCreateCreate a fictional text for the primary school classroom and present the associated teaching and learning ideas.

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