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Science Teaching

Code: EC605     Acronym: EC605

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Science Teaching

Instance: 2019/2020 - 1S Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Science Education Unit
Course/CS Responsible: Doctor's Degree in Teaching and Dissemination of Science

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
PDEDC 7 PE PD em Ensino e Divulgação das Ciências 1 - 6 35 162

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Clara Maria da Silva de Vasconcelos

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical and practical : 2,50
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical and practical Totals 1 2,50
Clara Maria da Silva de Vasconcelos 2,50

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


1. To know some research lines in Science Teaching.

2. To develop an holistic approach of Science Education and Science Teaching.

3. To discuss, in a critical and actual perspective, contemporary themes in science Teaching

4. Develop writing and syntheses capacity in writing reports.


Learning outcomes and competences

1. To acquire conceptual knowledge in the area of Science Teaching.
2. To develop critical thinking and research capacities in the area of Science Teaching.
3.To write a report and do synthesis.


Working method



Historical evolution of science teaching approaches.

Inquiry methodologies.

Problem-based teaching.

Case-based teaching.

Model-based teaching

Model base-learning: classification of models, type of reasoning, the role of analogies and of models for teaching.
Exploring Meaningful Learning in Science teaching: conceptual maps and V of Gowin.

Contemporary thematics in Science Teaching.

Educational research (part I).

Educational research (part I).
 About the Mathematic teaching…


Mandatory literature

Tseitlin, M. & Galili, I.; Science Teaching: what does it means?, Science & Education, 5, 339-417., 2006

Teaching methods and learning activities

Methodology supported in a diversity of strategies: lectures, Powerpoint presentations, discussions and debates, pratical work.


Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

designation Weight (%)
Trabalho escrito 100,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

designation Time (hours)
Trabalho escrito 0,00
Total: 0,00

Eligibility for exams

Realization of two written works. Students who do not attend at least at 7 classes have to meet with the professor for orientation of the written word.

Calculation formula of final grade

The arithmetic average of both evaluations works.

Classification improvement

Rewriting both works and its presentation.


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