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Successful Science Teaching: Improving achievement and learning engagement by using classroom assessment

Successful Science Teaching: Improving achievement and learning engagement by using classroom assessment

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This book is full of simple, practical, formative assessment techniques and strategies, based on real classroom practices, repeated across the range of ages and abilities at secondary levels, in a variety of schools, that have been repeatedly shown to significantly improve examination results, and student involvement in lessons.

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Teachers simply do not have the time to do any more work. Yet the pressure to improve results is ever-upwards. The emphasis in this book is not on doing anything extra, but on doing all the everyday things that science teachers do – planning lessons, marking work and exams, providing feedback, and getting students involved in discussions, or self and peer-assessment – in a slightly different way.

The book is full of simple, practical, formative assessment techniques and strategies, based on real classroom practices, repeated across the range of ages and abilities at secondary levels, in a variety of schools, that have been repeatedly shown to significantly improve examination results, and student involvement in lessons.

Whether you are just about to embark on a career as a science teacher, or you have been one for many years, there is bound to be something here.

About the Author

Recently retired after 35 years Paul worked in both the comprehensive and grammar school systems, holding a variety of departmental appointments, but always remaining a classroom science teacher.

Between 1998 and 2002, he was one of the teachers involved in the King’s College project, which lead to Black and Wiliam publishing ‘Working Inside The Black Box’. In the years since, he has continued to develop and refine formative assessment techniques, working with a number of secondary schools, always with great success.

Paul has spoken on his work at schools and conferences across the country, always with excellent feedback. He was also recognised for his work at a reception at Buckingham Palace for those who had ‘made a significant contribution to education in the UK.

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Author Paul Spenceley
ISBN 9781913622961
No of pages 240
Format Paperback
Publication Date 14 Jan 2022

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  • Lots of helpful suggestions
    Review by Mrs M on 11/04/2022
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    It's so lovely to read a book written by someone who clearly has up to date teaching experience. There are lots of helpful ideas with a good understanding that teachers do not have enough time to do more work! The focus is on simple, small changes to assessment which can make a big difference to learning. I have tried out lots of these ideas and really noticed improvement in progress (and on my workload!). I would recommend to any science teacher, regardless of experience. You will definitely find something worth trying out!
  • Filled with practical insights for teachers
    Review by Ollie Lovellon 17/03/2022
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    I thoroughly enjoyed Paul's book and found that, despite the fact that I've read a lot and thought a lot about both science teaching and formative assessment, there were still many practical takeaways and insights for me to apply in the classroom. I enjoyed the book so much that I decided to have Paul on the Education Research Reading Room Podcast to discuss it! And there he shared even more takeaways that I know listeners will love (especially ideas around how to write better learning intentions, how to run better discussions, and how to help students to reflect more deeply on their assessment performance). Thank you for sharing your wisdom with the world Paul!
  • A really useful book!
    Review by JennyWon 27/02/2022
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    This book was really useful, wherever you are in your teaching career. As a Science teacher, the content was really relevant and current. This book is not about working harder, but working differently, and it has made me review my own practice. I have recommended this to the NQTs/ECT's in my department, as it has lots of practical hints and tips to use in the classroom. Although it is titled successful Science teaching, the book contains many useful and transferable ideas to any department in school. Chapter 5 on the linking of summative and formative assessment is particularly useful, and if you needed any further proof that these ideas work, then you only need to look at chapter 6.