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Thursday, July 4 • 3:10pm - 4:25pm
Science Capital in Primary/EY PGCE Students

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Dave Jones at the University of East Anglia and Sally Spicer at the University of Warwick are undertaking collaborative research on factors influencing the development of Science Capital in primary and early years PGCE trainees and its impact on science teaching. We have recruited trainees from the 2018 /19 cohorts to participate in the research. The methodology uses 3 questionnaires over the course of the PGCE year, completed anonymously. Questionnaire 1 captures a baseline of Science Capital at the start of the course. We contacted Louise Archer and Jennifer De Witt and loosely based the questions around ones they used for their research audience of children and young people. We have approximately 90 respondents. The 2 further questionnaires will be made available for completion following trainee's completing block placements in schools and towards the end of the PGCE course. We aim to identify factors on the courses that have an impact on trainees' Science Capital and their confidence to teach the subject. Findings will potentially influence future aspects of our courses.

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David Jones

Lecturer in Primary Education, University of East Anglia
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Sally Spicer

Senior Teaching Fellow, University of Warwick (Centre for Teacher Education)
Sally is the science module lead for all primary and early years PGCE trainees across the various ITE pathways at Warwick CTE.

Thursday July 4, 2019 3:10pm - 4:25pm BST
Owen 1026 https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Sheffield+Hallam+University/@53.378081,-1.4708524,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x487982831b2243e9:0x37add1086f57be4f!8m2!3d53.3780778!4d-1.466475