Examine consequences

Materials to teach the Scientific Enquiry process: Examine consequences

Eco-phone

  As the number of smartphone users worldwide exceeds 2 billion, and as users update their devices with ever-increasing frequency, there are growing concerns about the impacts ...

Breaking News: 3 Parents

BREAKING NEWS! The first baby with DNA from three parents has just been born in Mexico. The mother carries the genes for a deadly syndrome ...

Two degrees

December 2015 was the wettest month in the UK since records began and devastating floods affected thousands of people. Scientists believe climate change may have caused this ...

Invasion!

Common ragweed, Ambrosia artemisiifolia, is an invasive plant which is spreading across Europe. Because of illness caused by its allergenic pollen and competition with crops, ...

Big bag ban

The EU has recently approved tough new measures to slash the use of plastic bags. New targets will force each country to reduce plastic bag ...

Making Decisions

Carriers of a inherited condition have to make many difficult decisions including what to do if they want children. In this activity students ...

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An inspiring conference, say science educators…

The ENGAGE project conference, at the Open University on March 11th, was a unique event designed to launch a community of innovative science teachers.  Funded by the European Commission (EC), this event brought together more than 80 Science teachers from right across England, as well as Russia and Brazil.

The conference themes were chosen by the teachers themselves, who presented their innovative classroom practice on curriculum, assessment and teaching methods. “Overall the event was excellent, inspiring and very informative. I enjoyed presenting. I would be happy to present again next year. I enjoyed networking with colleagues from around the country.” Rowan Mangier, Science Teacher.  “Teachers were so very grateful to have the opportunity to discuss ideas and strategies with other teachers and hear solutions to the problems they are encountering” Jude Sanders, facilitator.

The keynotes Tony Sherborne, scientific leader of ENGAGE  and Stella Paes, Head of science at AQA presented important questions and reflections on Science Education:   “How can the Science Education curriculum be reshaped so that it’s more fit for purpose?” and    “How can an approach focussed on examination success still lead to an enlightened science education?”

The workshops on 5 year plan and assessment  including ENGAGE resources –were also considered very thougthful  for several teachers who mentioned that  there was a sense of relief that they could finally see ‘proof’ that their hunch that there was just not enough teaching time was a valid criticism to take to senior leadership . There was too much content to teach across the 5 years so teachers should focus on teaching the core well rather than covering everything badly.

Ale Okada the legacy coordinator, opened the conference with the key outcomes of ENGAGE project:  learning materials and teaching courses in 10 languages for equipping students to ...

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An inspiring conference, say science educators…

The ENGAGE project conference, at the Open University on March 11th, was a unique event designed to launch a community of innovative science teachers.  Funded by the European Commission (EC), this event brought together more than 80 Science teachers from right across England, as well as Russia and Brazil.

The conference themes were chosen by the teachers themselves, who presented their innovative classroom practice on curriculum, assessment and teaching methods. “Overall the event was excellent, inspiring and very informative. I enjoyed presenting. I would be happy to present again next year. I enjoyed networking with colleagues from around the country.” Rowan Mangier, Science Teacher.  “Teachers were so very grateful to have the opportunity to discuss ideas and strategies with other teachers and hear solutions to the problems they are encountering” Jude Sanders, facilitator.

The keynotes Tony Sherborne, scientific leader of ENGAGE  and Stella Paes, Head of science at AQA presented important questions and reflections on Science Education:   “How can the Science Education curriculum be reshaped so that it’s more fit for purpose?” and    “How can an approach focussed on examination success still lead to an enlightened science education?”

The workshops on 5 year plan and assessment  including ENGAGE resources –were also considered very thougthful  for several teachers who mentioned that  there was a sense of relief that they could finally see ‘proof’ that their hunch that there was just not enough teaching time was a valid criticism to take to senior leadership . There was too much content to teach across the 5 years so teachers should focus on teaching the core well rather than covering everything badly.

Ale Okada the legacy coordinator, opened the conference with the key outcomes of ENGAGE project:  learning materials and teaching courses in 10 languages for equipping students to ...