Teaching about energy: workshop
This website presents a set of training materials based on research
the nature of teachers’ transformations of two innovations in the
of energy. One is the large scale introduction of the concept of
transfers' in the National Curriculum for England and Wales. The other
is the smaller scale curriculum development project 'Energy and
The training materials provide activities to
enable teachers to learn
about the innovations and about the nature of the research into their
and to take account of these ideas in their own implementation of the
These workshop materials are intended to support
trainers in developing
workshops for teachers to help them understand the innovations and the
research, and to implement these ideas in their practice. A suggested
is that there are two workshops, the first introducing the ideas and
opportunities for teachers to consider these in relation to their
practice. They plan and evaluate a trial lesson, which forms a focus
the second workshop in which they plan further work.
The Overview summarises
the nature of the innovations, the results of the research into how the
innovation has been transformed, and the rationale and the structure of
the training materials and workshops.
The Trainers' Guide
gives further information about the innovations and about the research,
about how to organise workshops and provides notes to accompany the
Teachers' Workshop 1
provides activities for looking at current practice, learning about the
innovation, reviewing the research and planning trial lessons.
Teachers' Workshop 2
provides activities for evaluating trial lessons, studying research in
more detailed and further implementation of the innovations.
The Resources section
includes the downloadable briefing sheets for trainers and activity
|All of the materials used on
these web pages and in the
downloadable resources (trainers' guide, briefing sheets, activities
teachers, activity resources) can be downloaded as a single document.