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Andrews, Jackie – Primary Science Review, 2007
Over the last couple of years, the author has produced six series of 15-minute studio-based programmes for Teachers' TV (the government-funded digital channel for UK teachers) entitled "Resource Review", totalling about 100 programmes. Each consists of three panellists evaluating three teaching resources for primary or secondary level…
Descriptors: Television, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Science
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Dillon, Justin – Primary Science Review, 2006
What does learning in the outdoors involve? What are the benefits of outdoor experience--and learning? What approaches are effective? What are the benefits for teachers and schools? How can what happens in the "outdoor classroom" be best integrated with the "in-school" curriculum? The research summarised in this article…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Action Research, Educational Methods, Educational Environment
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Braund, Martin – Primary Science Review, 2004
Primary science has rightly been recognised as one of the great successes in UK education over the last 20 years--a jewel in the National Curriculum crown. Its successes are evidenced by the high numbers of pupils achieving the target levels in national tests and by the rising number of science lessons rated as good or better in school inspections…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Secondary School Science, Students, Elementary School Science
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Feasey, Rosemary – Primary Science Review, 2003
In 1999 the National Committee for Creativity and Culture in Education (NACCCE) produced a report called "All our futures." In many respects it was and still is a seminal report; it raises issues about creativity in education and offers serious messages for Government, schools and the inspection process. The author's research into teacher…
Descriptors: Creativity, Elementary School Science, Science Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Wright, Lynne – Primary Science Review, 2003
Increasingly, coordinators are undertaking a scrutiny of work in order to check standards in their subjects. This is done frequently for English and mathematics, where annual targets for attainment in year 6 have to be set, but less so for science. Carrying out a scrutiny of work can be a daunting and time-consuming process. Faced with a pile of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Evaluation Methods, Grading
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Lander, Liz – Primary Science Review, 2003
The perception of the role of science subject leader (SSL) and the reality may not be identical but the aims are very similar. However, perceptions of how these aims might be achieved vary greatly. The "scene setting" aspects, so essential to success, are not always seen as being important by those coming into the role. This was echoed in the…
Descriptors: Instructor Coordinators, Elementary School Science, Science Teachers, Instructional Leadership
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Nimmons, Fidelia – Primary Science Review, 2003
The science leader could find herself or himself in one or all of the following roles, depending to a large extent on how the head teacher sees the role: (1) Leadership; (2) Management; and (3) Administrator. Some head teachers are confident enough in their own overall leadership role to delegate responsibilities to other staff members, thus…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Instructional Leadership, Instructor Coordinators, Role
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Stringer, John – Primary Science Review, 2003
A school's science coordinator may find himself/herself responsible for running a training day. This jewel in the crown of a good primary school will be even better if he/she follows reliable instructions. In this article, the author offers tips on how to run a good training day based on plan, do, and review. These tips represent the crystallised…
Descriptors: Instructor Coordinators, Science Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education
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Stringer, John – Primary Science Review, 2003
When the Association for Science Education published "I've done this before" in 1994, the ASE working party focused on continuity and progression. Now, nearly 10 years later, how far have schools progressed in their understanding and practice of transition? In this article, the author takes a look at the state of transition in primary science…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Primary Education, Science Instruction
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McMahon, Kendra; Davies, Dan – Primary Science Review, 2003
In this article, the authors introduce the Improving Science Together (IST) project (2000-2002), funded by the AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust. The project was a partnership between 20 primary and 4 secondary schools in Bristol and South Gloucestershire, LEA advisory staff, BAE Systems, and the primary science team at Bath Spa University…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Formative Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness
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Chapman, Steven – Primary Science Review, 2003
Traditionally science clubs have been seen as a lunchtime or after-school activity, run by volunteer teachers giving up their spare time. Increasingly, however, they are being used creatively as a way of delivering important curriculum enhancement activities or even as a vehicle for the science part of whole-school priorities such as working with…
Descriptors: Enrichment Activities, Clubs, Science Instruction, Transitional Programs