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Bianchi, Lynne – Primary Science, 2016
In this "Primary Science" interview, Lynne Bianchi talks with Emma Vanstone about "Science Sparks," which is a website full of creative, fun, and exciting science activity ideas for children of primary-school age. "Science Sparks" started with the aim of inspiring more parents to do science at home with their…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Primary Education, Elementary School Students
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Bianchi, Lynne – Primary Science, 2015
In this article, Lynne Bianchi shares a project that has proved successful with helping schools to discover and overcome their barriers. "Deep Dives" was a pilot project supported by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT), initially piloted in Sheffield, and now forms part of the continuing professional development toolkit offered by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pilot Projects, Elementary School Science, Faculty Development
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Bianchi, Lynne – Primary Science, 2013
What do children really wonder about? What encourages children to wonder? Where is space found for children to share their wonderings in school? What, if any, is the role of the teacher in a child's wondering? And what is the value of wondering in primary science classrooms today? Lynne Bianchi shares the answers she and others found in a recent…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Teaching Methods, Discovery Processes
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Bianchi, Lynne – Primary Science, 2021
In this article, the author aims to open up thinking about a frequently used term -- disadvantage -- and to consider it in relation to the primary science classroom teaching and learning experiences. With the support of education charities such as the Comino Foundation and the SHINE Trust, the author discusses how her team has been exploring the…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Science
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Kibble, Bob – Primary Science, 2012
In this article, the author responds to the recent article by Lynne Bianchi commenting on the Donaldson report, "Teaching Scotland's future" (Donaldson, 2011). He agrees that the Donaldson report has indeed been a catalyst to drive change across the entire landscape of initial teacher education (ITE) in Scotland. In fact, not only ITE:…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Science Instruction
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Bianchi, Lynne – Primary Science, 2020
In this article, the author describes the impact of the Great Science Share for Schools (GSSfS). This annual campaign has already engaged over 100,000 pupils since its start in 2016. With 2019 seeing a record-breaking 63,614 pupils registered across 483 events in 11 countries, the forecast for 2020 is looking positive. Set up by the Science &…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Earle, Sarah; Bianchi, Lynne – Professional Development in Education, 2022
Frameworks for professional learning offer models of progression that analyse and describe changes in learner behaviours and practices. This paper argues that frameworks for teacher professional learning offer theoretical models that can enhance teachers' agency in their own development. Teachers' use of two primary science frameworks are…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Leadership, Elementary School Science, Science Teachers
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Turford, Bryony; Bianchi, Lynne – Primary Science, 2021
Since 2014, SEERIH (Science and Engineering Education Research and Innovation Hub) has developed a professional learning programme for primary science subject leaders in Greater Manchester. This responds to the ongoing need for teachers to develop skills and confidence in the teaching, learning and assessment of primary science (Wellcome Trust,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Science Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Bonsall, Amy; Bianchi, Lynne; Hanson, Janet – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2022
Background: This scoping literature review was undertaken by the Science and Engineering Education Research and Innovation Hub at The University of Manchester to enhance the understanding of how teachers can be supported to plan for progression in engineering education in primary and secondary schools in England. Purpose & Method: The aim of…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Learning Trajectories, Engineering Education, Elementary School Students
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Bianchi, Lynne – Primary Science, 2017
Tinker Tailor Robot Pi (TTRP) is an innovative curriculum development project, which started in September 2014. It involves in-service primary and secondary teachers, university academic engineers, business partners and pupils at Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 (ages 5-14). The focus of the work has been to explore how a pedagogy for primary engineering…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Partnerships in Education
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Pickett, Steve; Bianchi, Lynne – Primary Science, 2018
A conversation between the Director of the University of Manchester's Science & Engineering Education Research and Innovation Hub and the Education Director of England's Halle Orchestra explores the relationship unfolding between science and music. The interview focuses on synergies between music and science and how the two subjects can…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Science Education, Music Education
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Ralls, Deborah; Bianchi, Lynne; Choudry, Sophina – Research in Science Education, 2020
This paper reports the findings from a cross-sector research project designed to question how the development of university-school partnerships can influence university academics' pedagogic practice in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Findings from this research are offered at time when, in parallel with countries around…
Descriptors: Universities, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Faculty Development
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Bianchi, Lynne; Booth, Josephine – School Science Review, 2014
This article describes a pilot study following on from a curriculum development activity with teachers and children in primary school classrooms, using a framework for group discussion developed by Huthwaite International. The Centre for Science Education at Sheffield Hallam University and Huthwaite International worked with teachers from three…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Protocol Analysis, Class Activities, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Bianchi, Lynne – Primary Science, 2011
Most teachers often pass themselves off as "just" teachers, when in truth they are so much more. Teacher, adviser, consultant, confidante, manager, leader, partner, collaborator, role model, councillor, researcher, learner, friend. Of course, in the 21st-century education system teachers are expected to carry out roles well beyond…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science
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Feasey, Rosemary; Bianchi, Lynne – Primary Science, 2011
There have been many years of innovation in primary science education. Surprisingly, however, most of this has taken place within the confines of the classroom. What primary science has not yet done with universal success is step outside the classroom boundaries to use the school grounds for teaching and learning across all aspects of the science…
Descriptors: Internet, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Science Education
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