Videos

CogSciSci and the curriculum

Physics

Curriculum Chat: Electricity with Gethyn Jones, Ruth Ashbee, Bill Wilkinson and Tom Millichamp can be found here.

Curriculum Soapbox: Radioactivity with Rush Ashbee can be found here.

Biology

Curriculum Chat: Inheritance, Variation and Evolution with Dom Shibli, Pritesh Raichura, Jo Castelino, Rachel Wong (BioRach) and Christian Moore Anderson can be found here.

Curriculum Soapbox: Writing Good Biology SLOP with Pritesh Raichura can be found here.

Chemistry

Curriculum Chat: Structure and Bonding with Niki Kaiser, Elizabeth Mountstevens, Michael Adenekan and Adam Robbins can be found here.

Curriculum Soapbox: Electrolysis with Helen Skelton can be found here.

Wider Ideas

Curriculum Broader Themes: Embedding Equations Into The Curriculum with Adam Boxer can be found here.

Curriculum Broader Themes: The KS2-KS3 Transition In Science with Nimish Lad and Neil Almond can be found here.

Curriculum Broader Themes: Developing Department Discourse – A Model For Better CPD with Ruth Ashbee can be found here.

Curriculum Links Part 1: Underlying Principles. A blog post linking to a whole host of people, looking at what ideas could provide the foundations of a science curriculum.

Curriculum Links Part 2: Planning A Science Curriculum. A blog post bringing together some of the amazing curriculum thinking happening in science, based upon the principles in part 1.

Over this summer (2020), CogSciSci are going to be exploring some of the underpinning ideas behind the science curriculum. Videos will be released throughout the weeks with lots of opportunities for discussion on the CogSciSci Twitter page. Videos will be on the CogSciSci YouTube channel (subscribe for updates), hosted as individual blog posts on this site with links to any further reading (so blog subscribers will be emailed), and collated on this webpage so you can find them easily.

  • In ‘Curriculum Chats’ we’ll have a panel of people discussing one particular topic within science. We’ll be thinking ideas such as why students (and teachers) might find it difficult, what techniques people use to overcome this, and how people structure the topic over KS3 and KS4.
  • In ‘Curriculum Soapbox’, subject experts will explain how we can improve our understanding of one particular topic, from either a subject knowledge or a pedagogical content knowledge perspective.
  • In ‘Curriculum Broader Themes’ we’ll be looking at wider issues in the curriculum that span all three of the sciences (and possibly further still).
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