Thursday, January 10 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Writing in Science: Developing Science understanding with simple literacy techniques (303)

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Unfortunately Ruth Walker can no longer attend. This session will now be led by Bob Pritchard.

I've previously been highly cynical about literacy in Science. It always felt like it had no real place in Science lessons, was a distraction, and often only tagged on during formal lesson observations. The book The Writing Revolution by Judith Hochman and Natalie Wexler (plus some brilliant blogs on the topic by Pritesh Raichura, Ruth Walker, Ben Rogers, Tarjinder Gill, Jasper Green and Judith Hochman herself) changed that. Writing has now become a key part of my lessons, and is making a difference to how pupils learn, process and synthesise new knowledge and providing a great insight into their understanding and misconceptions. It's also improving their writing!

In this session I will give some practical and easy to use strategies for using writing as a tool for developing scientific understanding.

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Bob Pritchard

Lead Practitioner, St John Plessington Catholic College
Physics teacher and Lead Practitioner at St John Plessington Catholic College. CSciTeach and Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching. Interested in evidence-informed practice, cognitive science and its role in effective Science teaching.
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Ruth Walker

Rosalind Walker
Physics teacher - writing my own textbooks - war on soft bigotry - team #cogscisci (cognitive science in science education) @Rosalindphys

Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Arts 120 (Main LT)
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