Food Science Education

Substantive knowledge Disciplinary knowledge Conceptual… know that… because… Liquids expand when they are heated . All measuring instruments, such as a thermometer, have a built-in degree of uncertainty. Procedural… know how to… and be able to… Draw a particle diagram for a liquid. Scientific enquiry integrates substantive and disciplinary knowledge, as explained in the table above, into an overall strategy to answer questions about the material world. In England, science is assessed at key stage 4 as either combined science worth 2 GCSE grades, or as 3 separate science GCSEs, commonly referred to as triple science. At key stage 5, pupils can choose to study A levels in the 3 sciences, as well as environmental science.

In this way, pupils learn how knowledge connects in science as they ‘see’ its underlying conceptual structure. Importantly, this sequencing pays careful attention to how to pair substantive with disciplinary knowledge, so that … Read More

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Education And Skills also provides the foundation for a range of diverse and valuable careers that are crucial for economic, environmental and social development. An introduction to using diagnostic questions to provide evidence of learning, diagnose misunderstandings and decide what to do next. Offering Cambridge science in your school gives your students the chance to follow in the footsteps of brilliant men and women worldwide who have enriched society with discoveries that started life at Cambridge. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change. If you complete the programme part-time you will usually take a total of 90 credits in the first year and 90 credits in the second year.

Recent findings from TIMSS 2019 show that England’s performance in science at Year 9 has decreased significantly compared with 2015, albeit remaining well above the TIMSS average. England’s performance is … Read More

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Education In Science

They will have experience of mentoring or tutoring in initial and/or continuing teacher education in the UK or similar context. High throughput sequencing is a powerful tool used to rapidly obtain information about nucleic acids and this can increase our understanding of the biology of a cell and assess changes that may indicate disease. We have recently started to collate our, free to access, educational resources which can be accessed here. Professor Ulrike Tillmann is a mathematician who is known for her work in topology, especially for her discoveries relating to the moduli space of Riemann surfaces.

This involved using carefully selected analogies and presenting knowledge in steps. Importantly, this study did not alter what chemistry was taught and pupils’ performance did not vary between teachers. Rather, improvements in learning were likely due to changes made to the teaching materials and ordering of content. Similar results have been found in … Read More

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Research Review Series

This means that science is dependent on mathematics, but the opposite is not true. Collaboration between departments should therefore not be taken for granted by leaders because mathematics teachers have less to gain than science teachers. Strong support from senior leadership teams is therefore necessary to make sure collaboration takes place when subject leaders create and refine curriculum plans. Acquiring disciplinary knowledge is an important goal of the national curriculum. It includes learning about the concepts and procedures that scientists use to develop scientific explanations which, in turn, have implications for the status and nature of the scientific knowledge produced. Best Evidence Science Teaching is a large collection of free resources for secondary school science.

Without a strong sense of the discipline, it is also easy for high-stakes assessment, either through its absence or presence, to distort what is taught. The school science curriculum sets out what it means … Read More

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Primary Science Teaching Trust

Through structured writing and speaking, pupils retrieve and reorganise their knowledge as they communicate their mental representation of a scientific idea. Pupils encounter the full range of objects and phenomena they are studying through both laboratory and fieldwork. These encounters should take pupils beyond their everyday experiences to develop a sense of wonder and curiosity about the material world.

Online resources match what the curriculum is intending pupils to learn and are not a source of errors/misconceptions. Once disciplinary knowledge is introduced, it is used and developed in a range of different substantive contexts. Knowledge is sequenced to make the deep structure of the scientific disciplines explicit. As well as seeking coherence within and between the scientific disciplines, pupils need to make relevant connections between knowledge from other subject disciplines, for example between mathematics and physics. Scientific processes such as observation, classification or identifying variables are always taught in relation … Read More

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Science Education Special Interest Group

Importantly, research suggests that teacher education needs to take an explicit and reflective approach to teaching teachers about the nature of science and its methods. It should not be assumed that teachers will have learned about the nature of science simply as a consequence of having taken part in science-related activities. Enquiry-based teaching involves pupils acquiring substantive and/or disciplinary knowledge through exploration. This involves simulating the scientific enquiry process so that pupils develop their understanding of concepts using methods similar to professional scientists. These enquiry methods are commonly assumed to be ‘best practice’ in

Top-achieving countries in TIMSS use the principle of ‘curriculum coherence’ to organise their national science curriculums. This involves teaching topics – and the substantive content within them – in a particular sequence that reflects the hierarchical structure of the scientific disciplines. Research from the United States suggests that this curriculum journey needs to start … Read More

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Centre For Health Sciences Education

Read or download all our reports, publications and consultation responses. You can also use these options and change the printer destination to save the content as a PDF. Pupils have access to sufficient practical resources to take part in demanding practical work, either independently or in appropriately sized groups that enable first-hand experiences. Pupils have regular opportunities in the early years and primary classrooms to learn vocabulary through story and non-fiction books, rhymes, songs and oral rehearsal. Disciplinary encounters should take pupils beyond their everyday experiences. This should not be restricted by an over-cautious approach to health and safety, which can limit the range of practical work.

These are explicitly addressed, and pupils learn how the misconception is different to the scientific idea. Sufficient curriculum time is allocated for pupils to embed what they have learned in long-term memory through extensive practice before moving on to new content. If … Read More

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Letter to the editor: Mills’ signature on compact will advance Maine computer science education

Thank you for your July 14 article highlighting the signing of the Compact to Expand K-12 Computer Science Education, at the National Governors Association summer meeting held in Portland.

Gov. Mills’ signature on this compact is a huge boost for continuing the expansion of computer science education across all Maine public schools. As the Project Login Program director, I know that continuing to advance computer science education will take collaboration across sectors, and lead to greater economic opportunity for our state.

There are currently 1,256 open computing jobs in Maine with an average salary of $81,965. Despite the high earning and job potential, only 60 percent of Maine high schools offer computer science courses to their students, according to

Fortunately, programs like Project Login are working hard with our education, government, nonprofit and business partners to help empower more Maine schools to offer computer science courses and encourage more

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Food Science Education

The Royal Society promotes excellence in the teaching of the sciences, mathematics and computing and supports teachers to be part of the scientific community. Shulman identified the importance of both content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge to teacher education. Pedagogical content knowledge is important because it allows teachers to transform their ‘content knowledge’ into something that pupils can learn from. Although we think about content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge separately, the latter depends on the former. Systems are in place to support teachers to make accurate decisions when assessing pupils’ work. This includes supporting primary teachers with statutory teacher assessment of science at key stages 1 and 2.

Curriculum materials, such as textbooks and worksheets, play an important role in implementing curriculum intent. The quality of these resources, and how they are used, can either support or undermine curriculum coherence. For example, there is a growing trend of … Read More

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Science Education: 3 Reasons to Study in this Course

Science Education- Maybe we often hear about biology education, chemistry education, and physics education study programs. However, have you ever heard of the science education study program?

Yes, indeed, of the 3 majors, we can say this study program is a relatively new study program. Science education is a study program in which the study of education and science itself.

The formation of this study program is the result of the mandate of the Minister of National Education Number 22 of 2006 which states that packaging science learning into a unified whole.

Then, why should you choose the science education study program over other study programs?

Here are 3 reasons why you should study in this study program.

1. Can Study Chemistry, Physics, and Biology at the same time

For those of you who like exact subjects (physics, chemistry, biology), you will not confuse again about choosing a major, because … Read More

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