Science Writers’ Circle

A group of experimenting science writers?
A group of experimenting science writers?

Children in schools should read brilliant science writing. They should have access to the best scientific ideas through excellent science texts; it should hit them both ways.

But these texts are hard to write; just ask Dr Seuss:

Writing for children is murder. A chapter has to be boiled down to a paragraph. Every word has to count.
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What is Cooperative Learning?

Working together for better learning
Working together for better learning

I always knew that group work was the answer. It just never worked. It was obvious that pupils learning together as a team should be the most effective way of learning. I knew this from research, experience and my gut. But it never worked. Continue reading “What is Cooperative Learning?”

I Asked 100 Scientists…. My Royal Society of Chemistry Blog

The amount of time spent reading by scientists and engineers and who taught them.
The amount of time spent reading by scientists and engineers and who taught them.

I wanted to know how scientists and engineers learnt to read professional texts, so I asked some. 100 professional scientists and engineers responded. The Royal Society of Chemistry asked me to write a blog about the results and here it is.

Many thanks to David Sait (@RSC_EIC) and the editing team at Education in Chemistry.

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