Teaching Energy – The New Approach Teaching Energy the ‘new way ‘ with stores emptying and filling via pathways has caused lots of confusion. In this blog I hope to clarify why the changes have been made and how to teach using the new model. The first time I came across this I was hugely...
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Learning is massively complex. We can never see it, only imply it from the outcome of tests which may, or may not, be true indicators. We can, however, use what research says in order to try and optimise learning. It is important to note that research indicates to us what probably will happen, it does...
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CPD should improve the learning experience of our students. All too often it doesn’t. In fact, research indicates that only around 1% of CPD is effective.  It is extremely difficult to determine the effect of CPD on learners. We cannot see learning, only imply it from outcomes which may or may not sufficiently inform us...
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The required practicals allow us opportunities to relate science to our students everyday life in terms of giving a context to the practicals as well as the roles of scientists and potential careers. Many of these ideas are stolen from my colleagues at the IOP in particular Nicky Thomas @NickyThomas1 Research has shown that giving...
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