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STEM Learning Magazine: Post-16 and FE - Summer 2016

Pioneering technical services are explored in the cover article of the summer issue of STEM Learning Magazine for Post-16 and FE sectors. Other articles describe changes to A levels and GCSEs,  provide advice on conducting A level biology practicals, and look into investigating radiation levels from space. There is...

Enabling accurate teacher assessment in primary science

This resource supports teachers to make sense of Teacher assessment frameworks at the end of Key Stage 1 and 2. It provides an overview of the primary science curriculum showing how children may progress. The document also breaks down performance descriptors and highlights which topics are covered in each year...

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Selected resources used on the Managing Behaviour for Learning MOOC

Enrol here for the free online Managing Behaviour for Learning course led by Paul Dix. 

Interactive techniques

There are over 200 active learning techniques described in this resource, many of which are useful for formative assessment or metacognition.

Not all techniques listed here will have universal appeal, with factors such as your teaching style and personality influencing which ideas may be right for you.

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Developing progression in practical skills

This Triple Science Support guide provides an overview of how planning can support students progression in practical and enquiry skills.

For a full suite of guides, resource packages and professional development opportunities to support intervention in science visit the...

Putting differentiation into practice in secondary science lessons

Published in 2002, this article, by Andy Piggott, describes different approaches to providing differentiation in the science classroom and gives examples of how these can be put into practice.

The article was published in School Science Review (SSR) in 2002.  SSR is the 11-19 journal of the...

How to enhance CPD to maximise the measurable impact on students’ achievement in science

This research was Published in 2014 and presented at the ESERO 2013 Conference.

The purpose of any teacher continuing professional development (CPD) is to ensure a positive change in pupils’ outcomes, yet the evaluative evidence to support this relationship is often weak or missing. Using the CPD programme...

Final evaluation of the National Science Learning Centre

Published in June 2013, this report from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) presents the findings from an investigation into the impact on students of the subject-specific CPD undertaken by teachers at the National Science Learning Centre.

The full collection of STEM Learning impact and...

Evaluation of the impact of a continuing professional development (CPD) course for primary science specialists: full report

Published in April 2015 this is the final report evaluating the impact of a continuing professional development (CPD) science course for primary school teachers. The course was developed by the Wellcome Trust and the National STEM Learning Centre, and was designed to train primary teachers to become primary science...

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