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).