Thinking, doing and talking science RH298 / K22

Start date
3 Apr 19
Fairfields Primary School, Apollo Avenue, Fairfields, Milton Keynes MK11 4BA View on Google Map


We are delighted to welcome Helen Wilson to share a wealth of evidence-based strategies and resources from the recent Education Endowment Foundation funded projects, ‘Thinking, Doing, Talking Science’.

The strategies and resources are particularly suited for Key Stage 2-3 transition and focus on the encouragement of pupils’ higher order thinking.
This will include the development of a dedicated discussion slot in science – the ‘Bright Ideas Time’ – and practical science for challenge.

A bit about Helen…

  • A primary science consultant and an Affiliate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, having previously been a Principal Lecturer in science education.
  • Helen began her career as a secondary science teacher and then moved into primary teaching.  She went on to lead primary teacher training programmes at Oxford Brookes University.
  • Currently focuses on research into the links between creative, challenging primary science lessons and pupils’ attitudes and attainment.  She jointly led the successful Thinking, Doing, Talking Science projects (2013-18), funded by the Education Endowment Foundation, working with 240 schools and more than 10,000 Year 5 in randomised controlled trials .


  • you will acquire ideas on how to provide opportunities for creative investigations and problem solving
  • you will gain essential advice on improving science at your school   
  • the implementation of innovative ideas will positively impact on pupil attainment and attitude.


Secondary bespoke support03 April 201916:00-18:00Venue address

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For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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