EP1722 Effective Practical Work (Invite Only) RC298 / C235

Start date
6 Mar 24
2 Hours
Holy Trinity Academy, Teece Drive, Priorslee, Telford TF2 9SQ View on Google Map


The Gatsby Good Practical Science report is the starting point for this course as schools return to embedding hands-on practical science into their curriculum delivery.


You will develop tools and strategies to ensure that practical work that you incorporate into your teaching / curriculum is purposeful and builds on prior learning. You will also consider the importance of apparatus and techniques and working scientifically and you will reflect on your coverage of these areas in your own curriculum.


You will have the opportunity to reflect on the demands of some practical activities and consider strategies that can be introduced to reduce the cognitive load of the task.


You will reflect on your own setting and share ideas and good practice about issues you may have with delivering effective practical Science

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By the end of the course, you will be able to:


  • identify the strengths and areas of development for your teaching / curriculum provision against the Gatsby Practical Benchmarks
  • support students in practical activities by considering the demands and using tools and strategies to reduce cognitive load
  • consider strategies to overcome challenges in your own context in delivering effective practical science



Effective Practical Work06 March 202415:00-17:00Holy Trinity Academy

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

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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