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Science Leaders' Survival Guide number 6

Number 6 - March 2014

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1 You must be a member to download this article Science Leaders' Survival Guide - Teaching and Learning (Section 6) How to...Start a STEM club

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) clubs can be a productive way for students to develop further their interest the STEM subjects and to see how science, maths and engineering link together....

This document gives a taste of what the Science Leaders' Hub Survival Guide offers to support you in your role as a science leader or in your aspirations to become a science leader.

2 You must be a member to download this article  Science Leaders' Survival Guide - Teaching and Learning (Section 6)

Contents

Supporting learning

Advice centre: Experimental work 6
How to… Increase the use of contemporary issues in the department 11
How to… Include global learning in your curriculum 13
How to… Make effective use of wall displays 15
How to… Make transfer to secondary more effective 17
How to… Make the transition to linear courses (England) 19
How to… Introduce a STEM Curriculum 21

Enriching the curriculum

How to… Start up a STEM club 23
How to… Organise trips out of school 25
How to… Develop links with industry 28
How to… Find out about science events 30

Assessment to support learning

Advice centre: Assessment to support learning 32
How to… Develop the use of assessment to support learning 36
How to… Use peer and self assessment 40

Schemes of work

How to… Write your own scheme of work 42
Advice centre: Revising your scheme(s) of work 44
How to… Make a scheme of work accessible to all teachers 49
How to… Make schemes of work inclusive 52

Cross-curricular issues

Advice centre: Incorporating ICT in science lessons 54
How to… Use different methods to improve literacy 60
How to… Integrate numeracy in the teaching of science 61

Departmental policies

Advice centre: Report writing 63
Advice centre: Homework policy 66
Advice centre: Transforming marking and feedback 69
Advice centre: Teaching and learning policy 73
How to… Implement a sex education policy 76
How to… Write a health and safety policy 77
How to… Write a departmental handbook 79
How to… Monitor policy implementation and effectiveness 80

Yourself

How to… Keep up to date with scientific developments 81
How to… Expand your own knowledge of issues relating to learning and teaching science 83

3 You must be a member to download this article Useful Reference ‘Science Teachers as Science Education Researchers’ (School Science Review, June 2004)
4 You must be a member to download this article Useful Reference ‘Advice on setting up a STEM club’ (Education in Science, November 2013)
5 You must be a member to download this article Useful Reference ‘ Using ICT to for hard to teach topics in science’ (Education in Science, February 2009)