Master Class on Instructional model and strategies in disciplinary literacy for learning physics
Secondary and Junior College Physics Teachers
Max no. of participants
25 Physics Teachers
Session 1: Thursday 16 April (Term 2 Week 4); 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Session 2: Thursday 6 Aug (Term 3 Week 6); 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm
Venue and Time
Academy of Singapore Teachers / Training Room 9
Dr Tang Kok Sing
In this workshop, participants will learn about disciplinary literacy instruction in physics, which are the pedagogical practices for teaching content alongside the language and text-based practices associated with physics. Dr Tang will be sharing a pedagogical model that integrates an argument-based inquiry with a talking- and writing-to-learn approach. This model is supported by specific literacy strategies that scaffold students’ reasoning and writing process as they engage in scientific inquiry of observable phenomena.
The disciplinary literacy instructional model and strategies, as well as the materials used for this workshop, are conceptualised, developed and tested from the research that Dr Tang conducted with local secondary schools in Singapore.
On the second session of the Master Class, participants will share a physics lesson that incorporates the disciplinary literacy instruction and strategies with fellow participants.