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Teaching about energy



The nature of the innovations
Transformations - the results of research
About the workshops


Introduction to Overview

The curriculum is in a constant state of rapid change. The role of teachers in implementing curriculum innovation is critical, though in the absence of suitable training, the intentions of the innovation may be transformed. The STTIS project is concerned with researching these transformations, and developing materials for training teachers in curriculum innovation.

The training materials presented here are based on research into the nature of teachers’ transformations of two innovations in the teaching of energy. One is the large scale introduction of the concept of 'energy transfers' in the National Curriculum for England and Wales. The other is the smaller scale curriculum development project 'Energy and Change'.

The training materials provide activities to enable teachers to learn about the innovations and about the nature of the research into their implementation, and to take account of these ideas in their own implementation of the innovation.

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