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Using Web 2.0 technology to enhance the science curriculum in your school

Issue: September 2017 149

Extract: Mark Hainsworth shares his vision of what 21st century science education might look like in the future and discusses how to develop an e-learning capability in your school.

Moderation for professional learning

Issue: September 2017 149

Extract: Sarah Earle, with Kendra McMahon, outlines how Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) can support different ways of moderating.

Growing the seeds of scientific enquiry

Issue: September 2017 149

Extract: Clarysly Deller outlines an approach to enquiry through a science challenge activity.


Issue: September 2017 149

Extract: • Smart pickings Lynne Bianchi Sandbach, Cheshire: Millgate House, 2016 • A beginner’s guide to life on Earth Gill Arbuthnott London: Bloomsbury, 2015 • If … a mind-bending way of looking at big ideas and numbers David Smith London: Wayland, 2015 • Messy goes to Okido Okido London: Thames and Hudson, 2016


Issue: May 2017 148

Focus on...Professional Learning

Issue: May 2017 148

Author: Editor: Leigh Hoath

Extract: Looking beyond the sticky notes and marker pens that are often standard issue on one-day courses, we are inspired to take back ideas and strategies to our classrooms and begin to make changes that will improve some aspect of learning and teaching. There are some really high-quality professional development opportunities for teachers and it is essential that attendance at these is encouraged and fully supported by the leadership team in schools.

Professional learning communities

Issue: May 2017 148

Extract: Alison Eley considers how working as part of a professional learning community can support a collaborative and evidence-informed approach to improving practice.

After PISA – real approaches to science in Wales

Issue: May 2017 148

Extract: Verity Jones discusses how industrial links can support science teaching and professional development.

We’re PSQM silver – so what?

Issue: May 2017 148

Extract: David Church reflects on the impact the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) process had on raising the profile of science, children’s attainment and his role as science subject leader.

Improving the teaching of science and technology in primary schools – a cluster approach

Issue: May 2017 148

Extract: Paul Chambers reviews a programme of primary science professional development that has been operating in Scotland for a number of years and discusses its effectiveness.

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