Catherine Reading CSciTeach
Having obtained my PGCE Science from Durham University in 1993, I worked in Secondary Schools in London and the North East. I joined the Secondary Science Team in the School of Education in 2009 and became PGCE Science Course Leader in 2012. I am Programme Director for the B.A (Ed) Primary programme and act as Module Convenor for Science for Primary Teaching 1 + 3.
As part of my role at Durham, I work closely with Partnership schools delivering CPD sessions in Primary and Secondary Science Education. I organise an annual Science Fair for Primary children at the University as an outreach activity. I am a Science Learning Advisor for the Great North Museum and have worked with the Education Department for the introduction of the “Maintaining Curiosity” document.
- Roberts, R. & Reading, C. (2015). The practical work challenge: incorporating the explicit teaching of evidence in subject content. School Science Review 96(357): 31-39.