Didactics of Biology

Course Code :6200OIWBIO
Study domain:Instructional and educational
Academic year:2018-2019
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:36
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Annie Pinxten
Liesbeth Spithoven
Sabine Van Roose

3. Course contents *

The main topics that will be addressed in this course are:

  • The positioning of biology education  in the Flemisch secondary education.
  • The different views about Biology education in secondary education.
  •  The biology curriculum general, technical and vocational options and the initial competences of the pupils in these options.
  •  The construcion of the biology curriculum based on the final objectives and the specific programmes of the different school networks.
  • The formulation of objectives in the biology class.
  • Specific instructional methods, class configurations and assessment methods for the various biology learning contents.
  • The opportunities offered by ICT and multimedia in the biology class.
  • Materials and resources used by biology teachers.