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What’s the point in Primary Science?
National Curriculum Subjects / Research / Science / Teaching & Learning

What’s the point in Primary Science?

This post is inspired by a collection of thoughts and things I’ve read over the past few weeks. Firstly, from looking at science education as part of my Masters degree, coupled with a recurring theme of speeches at the PSQM award evening and finally, the Rochford report into assessing SEN in line with the new … Continue reading

Science: Are we really giving our children the best career opportunities?
Science / Teaching & Learning

Science: Are we really giving our children the best career opportunities?

So today I had another exciting session as part of my masters. Whilst I could attempt to provide you with the the theory behind what the Aspires Project have beautifully identified as ‘science capital’ this video does it perfectly.What has struck me however from looking at children’s science capital and their potential to develop as … Continue reading

Book Review: Let’s talk about evolution (Horlock, J. Naylor, S. and Moules, J.)
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Book Review: Let’s talk about evolution (Horlock, J. Naylor, S. and Moules, J.)

For this blog post, I’m moving away from the typical rant or opinion based blog article about the current state of education in England. I have been asked by Millgate House Education, publishers of the Concept Cartoon series, to review their latest publication ‘Let’s talk about evolution’. I have not been paid to write this review, … Continue reading

STEM Specialists in the Primary Classroom: No, thanks.
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STEM Specialists in the Primary Classroom: No, thanks.

Originally posted on Hypothetical Thinking:
I am experiencing a strong sense of déjà vu. According to a leading article in the Sydney Morning Herald this morning, NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli has decided to “push” specialist maths and science teachers into NSW primary classrooms because the state’s results in NAPLAN have “plummeted.” He suggests that…