Superficial knowledge is poor stuff – even carefully curated, well taught superficial knowledge. It isn’t satisfying and isn’t likely to … More
Category: substantive knowledge
Where Does Enquiry Belong?
Short answer: in science lessons, use enquiry once pupils already know the content. You might ask: Why use a pedagogical … More
How Paradigm Trust is Supporting Teachers’ Primary Science Subject Knowledge
Teachers at Paradigm Trust have developed a knowledge rich EYFS-KS3 science curriculum which we have been running (and developing) for … More
One thing at a time…
How much class time should you devote to working scientifically? All of the ideas above are important, but time is … More