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Thursday, January 10 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
BERG - Epistemic Insight: Teaching about Biology and RE (358)

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This talk will report on a teaching intervention for year 9/10 students (age 13-14) in secondary school biology and religious education (RE) lessons. The intervention was partly intended to help students see that biology is not as reductionist as is often supposed and partly intended to deepen students’ reflections, empathy and literacy when considering the similarities, differences and relationships between religion and science. The intervention proved to be generally successful in meeting its aims and also led to a number of the participating teachers changing their views in ways that were more positive about the worth of examining such issues in the classroom


Dr Tamjid Mujtaba

UCL Institute of Education
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Michael Reiss

Professor of Science Education, UCL Institute of Education
I am Professor of Science Education at UCL Institute of Education, University College London, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and Visiting Professor at the Universities of Kiel and York and the Royal Veterinary College. The former Director of Education at the Royal Society... Read More →

Thursday January 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
Muirhead 109