Challenge your thinking about the way students are grouped and the impact this may be having in your school and classrooms
Securing learning by embedding retrieval hooks in long-term memory
Focus on Science: Identifying and addressing common misconceptions in the secondary science curriculum
Focus on: Knowledge Organisers
The origins of misconceptions, planning to avoid common misconceptions and managing them as they emerge.
Using scaffolding in learning sequences to maximise knowledge gains and ensure engagement.
The role of retrieval practice in reinforcing and building knowledge. Consider why retrieval practice impacts on securing learning, helps prepare for future knowledge gains and consider the importance of planning for knowledge retrieval over time.
Working memory and how it influences knowledge gains. Consider the research evidence and explore practical strategies that reduce task distraction and help to avoid cognitive overload.
Consider the role of prior knowledge in maximising short and long-term knowledge gains. How activating prior knowledge helps knowledge growth and memory encoding.
Providing support through scaffolding techniques applied to the secondary science classroom
Making sure practicals in secondary science impact on learning