Publication details for Ros RobertsRoberts, R. & Reading, C. (2015). The practical work challenge: incorporating the explicit teaching of evidence in subject content. School Science Review 96(357): 31-39.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 0036-6811
- Further publication details on publisher web site
- Durham Research Online (DRO) - may include full text
Author(s) from Durham
The new National Curriculum in England aims for pupils to understand traditional
ideas in biology, chemistry and physics as well as to understand evidence, as specified in ‘Working
scientifically’. It also instructs that ‘Working scientifically . . . must always be taught through and
clearly related to substantive science content’. This rubric could present a challenge to meeting the
aims of the curriculum and teachers will have to plan their teaching, including the use of practical
work, carefully to overcome this challenge.