Good Pratical Science: Making it Happen RM344 / A03

Start date
9 Mar 20
2 Hours
Regents Park Community College, King Edward Avenue, Southampton SO16 4GW View on Google Map


The Gatsby Charitable Foundation’s Good Practical Science report identified what schools should do to achieve good practical science, including a recommendation that all schools should have a policy document explaining the purposes, outcomes and methods of using practical science in their teaching. The Association for Science Education (ASE) developed resources to help schools meet this recommendation.

The first session will look at the purpose of practical work, and how to plan for effective work. The second session will look at what progression in practical science looks like, and how to ensure all students are included, supported and challenged by the practical work taking place in a department.

The sessions will be facilitated by Euan Douglas, who is Head of Department at one of the schools that trialled and helped develop the resources for ASE.



You will be able to:

  • Consider various purposes for using practical activities in lessons
  • Identify strategies for organising practical activities which have a specific purpose
  • Clarify how practical science can contribute to different aspects of science education


Applying knowledge and understanding in science09 March 202015:30-17:30Regents Park Community College

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£30.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£90.00 +VAT

Additional information

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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