Biology and Geology follows the Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach which enables students to acquire key academic competences while at the same time developing their language skills. To achieve this goal, Biology and Geology integrates a learner-centred methodology in which students take an active role by asking questions, doing research, developing projects, etc.
In addition, these activities allow students to develop real-life competences such as critical thinking and problem-solving skills by focusing on cooperative learning linked to service to the community and social commitment. This variety turns the classroom into a starting point for experiences that are enriching and meaningful for the student.
The Student’s Book has sections that reinforce skills such as interactive speaking, reading comprehension, writing and projects. The Teacher’s Book offers worksheets that reinforce key vocabulary and concepts and others that extend understanding and develop research and presentation skills.
Selected activities in the Student’s Book and the Teacher’s Book call for the use of technology: Internet searches using key words, slide presentations, etc.
Continuous, formative assessment enables the teacher to detect difficulties that students may be experiencing and select appropriate solutions. Learners are given many opportunities to develop competences. Activities that are especially relevant for a specific competence are labelled with the corresponding icon.
- Resources for every unit
- Language focus
- Audio transcripts and answer keys to audio tasks
- Rubrics and templates
- Autonomous learning.
- Longer tracks that present aspects of unit content in real-life contexts: interviews, podcasts, dialogues and quiz shows. Students carry out brief tasks for each track: answer questions, take notes, make a table, etc. These tracks often provide an extension of unit content.
|For Students||Biology and Geology 1||Biology and Geology 3|