On Tuesday 5,000 students from Australia and abroad will start a new free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called QUERY101x Question Everything, focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) subjects.
QUERY101x Question Everything: Scientific Thinking in Real Life was developed by a team of Brisbane Grammar School Maths and Science teachers and online learning specialists from The University of Queensland.
The collaboration between a university and high school is an Australia-first, with BGS leading the way for teaching innovation. Four BGS students and eight BGS staff were involved in the development of the course designed for high school students, working in partnership with UQ.
The course will offer a stimulating yet authentic learning experience, encouraging learners to go beyond the classroom.
Students can enrol at anytime regardless of the 12 July 2016 course start date. Keep in mind the course it is an eight week course but can be completed faster if desired. If you’ve never taken a MOOC before Edx has designed a place where you can familiarise yourself with the structure of the platform. Simply enrol in Demo101x and explore the edX learning experience.
About QUERY101x Question Everything course
Have you ever wondered how you can apply math and science skills to real life? Do you wish you could go beyond what you've learned in the classroom? This science course will advance your knowledge as we unpack some important scientific thinking skills using real-world examples. By completing this course, you will be better prepared to continue studying math and science at the high school level and beyond.
In this course, a collaboration between The University of Queensland and Brisbane Grammar School, we will cover key scientific concepts related to:
• The validity of evidence
• The difference between logic and opinion
Each concept will be explored through real world examples and problems that will help you visualize how math and science work in your life.
This course is ideal for high school students looking to challenge themselves and further develop an interest in math and science. It is also applicable to high school science teachers looking for additional materials for teaching.
What you'll learn
• When and how to ask important scientific questions
• To apply scientific thinking to real world scenarios
• To develop the essential skills for studying math and science at the high school level and beyond