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Jones, Verity – Primary Science, 2018
In many schools following the National Curriculum for England the teaching of science has been overshadowed by the demands of literacy and numeracy, with the focus on statutory testing (SATs) and emphasis on national targets. This has often led to increasing concerns around teachers' subject knowledge, the sapping of teacher confidence and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Poetry, Scientific Methodology, Investigations
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Billingsley, Berry – School Science Review, 2017
Epistemic Insight is a research and education initiative that is seeking to establish effective ways to help school students to appreciate the power and limitations of science. In particular, the idea is that experiences and explanations devised by a teacher who is focused on what happens inside the science classroom might not be interpreted as…
Descriptors: Science Education, Sciences, Religion, Epistemology
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Williams, Simon – Primary Science, 2017
According to Harlen (2010) the ultimate goal of science education is for children to have an understanding of relationships, moving beyond science as a series of facts or small ideas towards seeing the bigger picture. Working with a group of 10- and 11-year-olds from a year 6 class, teacher Simon Williams provided a series of challenges using the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Grade 6
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Strachan, Amy; Sinclair, Alex – Primary Science, 2017
In the primary science department of an initial teacher training institute, it is the responsibility of educators to ensure that their students enter the education profession with the knowledge and confidence to deliver all areas of the National Curriculum in England programmes of study for science. The authors aim for their students to use…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Science Education, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education
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Jenkins, Edgar – Journal of Biological Education, 2016
When the "Journal of Biological Education" was first published in 1967, biology was still very much the Cinderella of the three school sciences in many countries. Most selective secondary school biology courses readily betrayed their origins as an unconvincing coalition of botany and zoology. In the non-selective secondary modern…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Biological Sciences, Science Education History, Science Education
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Banner, Indira – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
Susan Harper writes about how a cross-cultural learning community can be formed where people from different cultures are not simply assimilated into a school science community but are seen and heard. This makes learning reciprocal and meaningful for both recent refugees and the dominant population. Although maybe not refugees, students from poorer…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Culturally Relevant Education, Science Education, Foreign Countries
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Earle, Sarah – Primary Science, 2015
The Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project is a three-year project based at Bath Spa University and funded by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT). It aims to develop support for a valid, reliable and manageable system of science assessment that will have a positive impact on children's learning. In this article, the author…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Science Tests, Student Evaluation
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Wise, Nicki; McGregor, Deb; Bird, James – Primary Science, 2015
This article describes a recent Oxfordshire Big Science Event (BSE), which was combined with Science Week in Bure Park Primary School and involved a competition in which primary school children throughout Oxfordshire devised, carried out, and recorded data from science investigations to answer questions that interested them. Teams of children…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Dockerty, Kelly – Primary Science, 2015
Although it is itself a core subject, science seems to receive less priority and designated time on the primary curriculum timetables. Curriculum changes over the years have resulted in science being taught with other subjects as part of cross-curricular topics, rather than as a "stand-alone" subject. This cross-curricular pedagogy in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Science Instruction, Educational Quality, Teaching Methods
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Earle, Sarah – Primary Science, 2015
Assessment pulls teachers in many directions: it can help them to adapt their teaching to meet the needs of the children, but it can also help to skew the curriculum in the direction of things that are easily tested. There is a wealth of evidence showing the impact of Assessment for Learning (AfL) but is it really possible for whole-school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Elementary School Science, Student Evaluation
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Peacock, Alan; Dunne, Mick – Primary Science, 2014
In this "Primary Science" interview, science educators Alan Peacock and Mick Dunne reflect on their own experiences of what science was like in England before a National Curriculum was introduced. Among the topics covered are: earliest memories of science in school, teaching science before 1988 (pre-science curriculum for primary…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Education History, Science Curriculum, Teacher Attitudes
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Shaikh, Maha – Primary Science, 2014
With the introduction of the new science curriculum in September 2014 in England, there is an even greater need to teach science that is real and relevant to the children. Bringing in support from external sources can give children hands-on science experiences with meaningful outcomes that will improve and enhance their learning. A wide-reaching…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Partnerships in Education, Science Education, Community Resources
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Forsey, Katherine – Primary Science, 2014
A review of research on outdoor learning by Rickinson "et al." (2004) highlights the demonstrable educational benefits and provides a source of support, justification and an evidence base for educators looking to undertake more learning outside the classroom. Bird (2004) also reviewed the widely reported health benefits of outdoor…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Barriers
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Tracy, Charles – School Science Review, 2014
The National Curriculum for England has been revised and the statements on energy have some new phrasing and some new ideas. In this article, I will reflect on how these changes might be beneficial, relieving some of the strictures of previous drafts and providing opportunities to talk about energy in new, more constructive ways. I will discuss…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Energy, Scientific Concepts
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King, Chris – School Science Review, 2014
The revised National Curriculum for Science for key stages 3 and 4 (ages 11-16) in England provides the opportunity to develop a new coherent approach to teaching about the carbon cycle, the use of carbon as a fuel and the resulting issues. The Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU) intends to develop a new workshop to support the teaching of this…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Science Education, Professional Development, Teacher Workshops
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