Back To Schedule
Friday, July 5 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST)

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
Limited Capacity seats available

The best teaching draws on the best evidence. Yet despite increasing calls for evidence-based practice in classrooms, science teachers’ lives are so busy it is hard for them to access and effectively implement the best principles emerging from education research. The proposed session introduces a new collection of free, research evidence-informed resources for effective teaching of difficult ideas, embedded formative assessment and adaptive lesson planning in 11-14 (KS3) science. The materials are organised in line with the 'Big ideas in science education' approach and can be used with any published scheme. Attendees will be able to explore and interact with our online classroom resources, including subject maps and progression tool-kits containing learning progressions, banks of diagnostic questions that reveal misunderstandings and response activities that help build scientific understanding. The resources are being developed by the University of York Science Education Group and the Salters' Institute, and are freely available on the National STEM Learning website.

avatar for Peter Fairhurst

Peter Fairhurst

Curriculum Specialist in Science Education, University of York
I am the lead physicist for a large, research-informed curriculum development project called Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST); and a researcher in science education.Previously, I taught Science and Physics for 28 years in a wide variety of secondary schools in Barnsley, Guyana... Read More →

Friday July 5, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm BST
Owen 942 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