Volume 2, Issue 3

Science – Spring 2010 Sample article by Mary Ratcliffe

The fourth issue of Better looks at science. It includes articles from researchers around the world, including a report on a professional development programme in Germany, and the story of how one Canadian province designed an evidence-based programme. Sir John Holman from the National Science Learning Centre writes about putting theory into practice.


Page Title Author
4–5 Teaching practices that matter in Key Stage 3 Christopher Harris and Ronald Marx
6–7 How science teachers use research evidence Mary Ratcliffe
8–9 Evidence-based policy making John Holman
10–11 Linking textbooks to science
Jo Ellen Roseman
12–13 Diversity and equity in science education Okhee Lee
14–15 Engaging pupils in science with co-operative learning Allen Thurston
16–17 Learning to see scientifically Wolff-Michael Roth
18–19 Ideas about designing science programmes Brenda Gustafson and
Dougal MacDonald
20–21 Improving teaching in science and mathematics Claudia Fischer and Karen Rieck
22–23 Where next for education policy? Jonathan Haslam
24–25 Evidence in the news
26–27 Latest research