***Invitation Only*** Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST) Supporting KS2 - KS3 Transition RC298 / C51

Start date
22 Oct 20
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD


Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST) aims to build a bridge between research in science education and teaching in school science lessons, by developing resources that drawn on robust research findings.  The Education Endowment Foundation's 2018 guidance report Improving Secondary Science cites Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST) as a good source of diagnostic questions and activities that promote metacognitive talk and dialogue.

These sessions will be facilitated by Peter Fairhurst from BEST development team at the University of York Science Education Group.





You will have opportunities to:

  • develop a shared understanding of effective diagnostic questioning to support metacognitive talk and dialogue
  • use and reflect on resources and strategies to support strong progression from key stage 2 to key stage 3
  • share effective approaches with key stage 2 and key stage 3 colleagues
  • explore the underpinning research and how that can support your classroom practice



BEST - Supporting KS2 - KS3 Transition Autumn Term 202022 October 202016:00-17:30Virtual
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BEST - Supporting KS2 - KS3 Transition Spring Term 202125 March 202116:00-17:30Virtual
Spring Term - Gap Task31 March 202109:30-14:30Virtual
Summer Term - Gap Task30 June 202109:30-14:30Virtual
BEST - Supporting KS2 - KS3 Transition Summer Term 202101 July 202116:00-17:30Virtual

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Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity feeFree
State-funded school or collegeActivity feeFree

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Our remote CPD courses for teachers are delivered across a series of sessions run at specific times and dates. Information on all course sessions can be found under the description of each course. To complete a course, all sessions are mandatory.

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