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Sampey, Carol – Primary Science, 2018
Assessment is not something that stands alone and teachers need support to develop their understanding of both assessment practices and the subject being assessed. Teachers at Shaw Primary School were fortunate to take part in the Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project and, in this article, the outlines how science and assessment can…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Elementary School Students, Student Evaluation
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Rodger, Pauline – Primary Science, 2018
Holt Primary School is a village school in which teachers work as a team within a climate of respect and trust. The teachers were fortunate to take part in the Bath Spa TAPS (Teacher Assessment in Primary Science) research project, which also overlapped with undertaking Gold PSQM (Primary Science Quality Mark). As a result, teacher confidence in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Student Evaluation, Elementary School Teachers
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Dunlop, Lynda; de Schrijver, Jelle – School Science Review, 2018
Philosophical dialogue requires an approach to teaching and learning in science that is focused on problem posing and provides space for meaning making, finding new ways of thinking and understanding and for linking science with broader human experiences. This article explores the role that philosophical dialogue can play in science lessons and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Philosophy, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Questioning Techniques
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Hainsworth, Mark – Primary Science, 2018
As well as providing a valuable and enjoyable experience for pupils, outdoor learning also enhances and contextualises learning in science by helping pupils understand science concepts. Teachers' lack of confidence in which aspects of the science curriculum they can actually teach outdoors deters them from venturing outside the classroom for…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum, Scientific Concepts
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Barber, Kerry-Anne – Primary Science, 2018
As the Science Co-ordinator at St Paul's RC Primary School, the author has been involved in producing and trialling resources for the Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project over the last four years. This article explains how St Paul's has used the Focused Assessments (FAs). The author has always tried to promote enquiry-based…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
Sayers, Dave, Comp.; Davies-Deacon, Merryn, Comp.; Croome, Sarah, Comp. – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, 2018
This regional dossier aims to provide a concise description of the European minority language, Cornish, in education. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements and support structures, as well as quantitative aspects such as the number of schools, teachers,…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Educational Policy, Indo European Languages, Laws
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Eley, Alison – Primary Science, 2017
There are many professional development programmes on offer for primary science. The best of these involve teachers in developing practice over time, alongside engaging with theory. In this article, the author considers how working as part of a professional learning community can support a collaborative and evidence informed approach to improving…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Professional Development, Faculty Development, Science Education
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Walker, Sarah – Primary Science, 2017
In December 2015, the media was full of Tim Peake and his adventures as he set off for the International Space Station as the first British ESA astronaut. The author set up a class blog as well as a Twitter account and created cross-curricular units of work around the "real" experience. Children really raised their game when they were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Astronomy, Electronic Journals
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Long, Fran – Primary Science, 2017
The author describes how she has developed learning and teaching through engaging with social media. By following a wealth of individuals and organisations (both local and national) she has tapped into a rich source of information.
Descriptors: Social Media, Information Sources, Science Education, Social Networks
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Earle, Sarah – Primary Science, 2017
Moderation is put forward as they key strategy for improving the reliability of teacher assessment. However, for many teachers the word "moderation" conjures up ideas of uncomfortable situations in which marking is being checked by others and there are prolonged arguments about tiny features of individual work. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Grading, Interrater Reliability, Faculty Development, Professional Continuing Education
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Loughran, Melissa – Primary Science, 2017
The challenge schools face when creating a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program is how to incorporate the "E" into the curriculum. The author's school was meeting the National (U. K.) Curriculum Science, Technology and Maths learning objectives, so how could they justify adding another subject into the mix…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering Education, Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning
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Milne, Robert – Primary Science, 2016
In recent years, many schools have taken up food gardening. This is a welcome trend, but it has had to be conducted as an extracurricular activity, often with the help of, or run by, parents and grandparents. Growing vegetables and fruit, if it is to be done well, is a complex activity. The potential good outcomes for health, learning, and…
Descriptors: Gardening, Horticulture, Food, Elementary Education
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Hardman, Sally; Luke, Sue – Primary Science, 2016
Children are naturally curious about the world around them and are often intrigued by everyday objects and experiences. Primary school teachers frequently make use of "WOW moments" to generate children's interest in science (Feasey, 2005). These moments capitalise on the children's fascination with objects and experiences in their…
Descriptors: Science Interests, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Eley, Alison – Primary Science, 2016
The role of talk in developing understanding in science has been well documented and the recognition of this in the new National Curriculum for England is very positive. The curriculum outlines the need for quality and variety of language in order for children to develop their scientific vocabulary and to articulate scientific concepts clearly and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Interpersonal Communication, Pictorial Stimuli
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Markwick, Andy; Clark, Kris – Primary Science, 2016
Science and mathematics share a common purpose: to explore, understand and explain the pure beauty of our universe and how it works. Using mathematics in science enquiry can enhance children's understanding of science and also provide opportunities for children to apply their mathematical knowledge to "real" contexts. The authors…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Mathematics Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Demonstrations (Educational)
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