The Association for Science Education

Professional Review Tips

There is no set way of presenting the evidence of your professional expertise and competence, but a CV or list of achievements will not suffice. Applicants could, for example, address each of the criteria as a series of bullet points with examples of impact, or combine them into a reflective narrative using a case study to show evidence of impact. 2 sides of A4 is the average length for a professional review.

Impact on teaching & learning The Registration Board is looking for evidence that those applying have engaged with reflection/scholarship/research that translates into an impact on teaching and learning in science. Eg “Because we introduced X, most teachers now do Y and in subjects/topics A and B, standards have risen” Evidence of impact can be qualitative or quantitative. Ask yourself the question “So what?” 

This is one of the most important sections on the application form and should draw on evidence from section A. This is a section the Registration Board will pay particular attention to in looking for evidence of impact.

Applicants are encouraged to make explicit references to examples of articles or papers written, leadership and development of others, a CPD diary, examples of analysis of particular aspects of practice, etc.

The assessors therefore need to be shown clearly that those applying for CSciTeach have engaged with overarching reflection, scholarship and research that translates into impact on teaching and learning. CSciTeach is a Masters level equivalent award. Please refer to the Quality Assurance Agency  description of Masters level work for further details.

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