APPROACHES AND CHALLENGES TO TEACHING BIOLOGY EDUCATION

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Course Code: 
BIO 7201
Course Credit Units: 
3
Semester: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Course Description & Objectives: 

Biology education previously taught in other units of faculty of science still offers challenges to define the levels of content a learner should have to be able to adequately handle biology education. There are challenges as some topics handled at Secondary School could not be handled by the teacher of biology. The course exposes the learner to advanced approaches to preparation of biology instructional materials including use of the recent researched information and examples that are available locally. Writing of education materials with other service units including the Ministry of Education, National Curriculum Development Center and Uganda National Examinations Board. 

Learning Outcomes: 

learners shoul be able:

  1. To expose the learners to various approaches of extraction of relevant materials for teaching biology
  2. To discuss the challenges available in teaching of biology in Secondary Schools
  3. To generate capacity for development of biology instructional materials
  4. To various methods used in assessment of biology lessons
  5. Promote a practical approach to instruction and learning of biology.