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Catherine Dunn

Development officer
I have taught physics for the past 36 years and have always tried to show pupils it is an accessible subject and an enjoyable one provided they put sufficient effort into the course. I always reflected on a lesson and wondered if I could improve it. The new GCSE brought new challenges for teachers. Seeing the energy stored in a spring, kinetic and gravitational potential energy I reflected how best to engage the pupils and get them to learn the formulae and decided to try using spring loaded toys. I found this approach very successful and hence my talk.
I only worked in school for 26 years but took the opportunity of working at both SSERC and school for the last 10 years. This enabled me to keep more up to date with current developments in physics.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, January 10