Teaching the tricky bits
This workshop was led by Anne Goldsworthy, who is an independent consultant for primary science and delivers training to teachers throughout the UK.
The workshop aimed to help primary teachers become more confident with areas of science that can be trickier to teach, for example forces and burning. In addition, the workshop aimed to give teachers strategies for engaging learners and getting them to share their ideas and thinking. The strategies also provided ways for learners to become more aware of what they have learnt and to help them see how their thinking has changed.
Teaching the tricky bits workshop - overview for iPod (5.1 MB)
Anne Goldsworthy's workshop on 'Teaching the tricky bits'
Teaching the tricky bits workshop - workshop for iPod (11 MB)
Teaching the tricky bits workshop - feedback for iPod (3.6 MB)
During her workshop Anne discussed:
- the importance of creating an environment in the classroom where learners and the teacher are comfortable to say when they are not sure
- helping learners to understand changing our minds as a result of discovering more when investigating is a key part of science
- ideas for practical activities to help learners to construct new understandings in areas of science where they commonly have misconceptions.