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Saunders, Lorna; Bird, Sue – Primary Science Review, 2007
Recent curriculum changes in Scotland and England have provided teachers and children with an exciting opportunity. The focus is shifting from a content-led curriculum to one that has a greater emphasis on skills and personal capability. In Scotland this is particularly evident with the emphasis on the development of children as successful…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, History Instruction, Nutrition Instruction, Dietetics
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Hillier, Dan – Primary Science Review, 2006
Primary science in Scotland has got the wind in its sails. The Scottish science education initiative, "Improving Science Education" (ISE) 5-14, has invested millions in professional development (CPD) materials and experiences for science teachers, harnessing and developing their enthusiasm for effective learning and teaching in science.…
Descriptors: Workshops, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Professional Development
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Peacock, Alan – Primary Science Review, 2005
When one begins to look at science in primary schools elsewhere, one is immediately struck by the fact that those in England are the odd-ones-out. Hence this is the second in a series of articles looking at how science is dealt with in other systems, beginning with England's immediate neighbours and then looking outwards towards school systems in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Science Instruction