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Earth and Space Science (ESS) – Five Years On, with Jenny Pollock

Professional development (PD) Auckland

Posted: 17 November 2017
Notice reference #: 1H9gMy

ESS is an excellent subject for students to take who are interested in environmental, marine and earth sciences; but it also is equally good for Science courses that focus on Citizen Science and scientific literacy.

In this course we will:

  • consider how teaching, learning and assessment of ESS topics can heighten students’ awareness and knowledge of important planetary issues
  • share ESS resources developed over the last 5 years
  • share ideas for field trips, and other EOTC activities
  • look at NZQA reports such as Conditions of Assessment, Clarifications and Moderation and Examiners Reports and Exam specifications
  • develop a teaching and learning programme in a specific ESS topic.


At the completion of the course participants will:

  • Have an increased confidence in their ability to teach and ssess Earth and Space Science, either as a whole subject or as part of a Science course.
  • Access suitable resources for their students, such as sites for field trips and ideas for other EOTC
  • Have a heightened awareness of the role ESS can play in teaching planetary issues, scientific literacy and Citizen Science.

Events summary


04 December 2017 – 04 December 2017