What's the point of this? RA198 / A150

Start date
20 Jan 22
90 Minutes
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD


The recent Ofsted Research Review for science quoted a report (by Ogden Trust & University of Manchester) which showed that ‘pupils regularly experience ‘fun activities’ without developing a deep understanding of the associated scientific concepts’. This session considers the usefulness of the activities in relation to the science learned.

Who is the course leader?

  • Kathryn Horan

    Part-time independent consultant (AKA That Science Lady!), part time teacher and Science Leader in Leeds with experience across all 3 primary key...


By the end of the session you will

  • Understand the difference between the terms substantive & disciplinary knowledge and what each means in primary science.
  • Identify gaps in your own baseline substantive knowledge.
  • Consider usefulness of different activities based on what pupils may learn from them.


What's the point of this?20 January 202215:45-17:15Virtual

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£30.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£45.00 +VAT

Additional information

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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