Developing a new approach to genetics and epigenetics(SPR182003SCI)

Provider: The Prince's Teaching Institute
£295.00 + VAT Non-members
£195.00 + VAT Schools programme members
£145.00 + VAT Additional places for the same department
Accreditation opportunities: Certificate of participation

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Description Bring the teaching of genetics and epigenetics to life with this event. Our one-day courses concentrate on a single topic and are designed to reinvigorate teachers’ enthusiasm and excitement about their specialist subject.
Duration 1 day

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Categories Sciences
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students Each participant taking part will:
• Gain confidence teaching epistasis on the KS5 curriculum
• Explore new research into human genetics and how it affects characteristics
• Evaluate approaches to solving genetics problems in line with exam requirements
• Delve into mathematical approaches to statistical testing in genetics
• Consider the ethical implications of genetic advances
• Develop methods to improve analytical skills and for teaching pedigree chart analysis
• Discover how the Wellcome Turst can support their teaching

This day is for you if:
• You would like to develop a deeper understanding of human genetics
• You want to bring your genetics teaching to life in your classroom
• You would like to explore the historical context of modern genetics
• You want to gain examples and techniques to apply to this topic and others
Evidence underpinning this approach This course provides subject-knowledge enhancement from experts in the field, as well as teacher-facilitated discussion on best practice when teaching the topic. The Sutton Trust identified the strongest evidence for what makes a great teacher as being:

1) Teachers' subject content knowledge, including their ability to understand how students think about a subject and identify common misconceptions
2) Quality of instruction
How users/participants can evaluate success Participants will fill in evaluation forms on the day regarding the achievement of the aims of this course.
Follow-up activities and support We will send you postcards that you have written on the day as a follow up from the event. The postcards contain points on what you found inspiring and what you will do differently in lessons as a result of the CPD Day.
Details Led by practising teachers, who are joined by subject experts, this one-day course provides a wealth of ideas from which to create enriching and challenging teaching resources.

• from Professor John Bryant, Professor of Emeritus of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Exeter

Teacher-led workshops include:
• Exploring inheritance patterns
• Epistasis, statistics and population genetics

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.