Abstract concepts relating to DNA can be challenging for students. Dr Mandy Hartley offers a framework for teaching it in primary school, allowing students to visualise and engage with DNA, laying a strong foundation for curiosity and inquiry.
Ron Ritchhart, leader of PZ’s ‘Cultures of Thinking’ project, has been a powerful advocate for educational practices that bring out the best in people, and creating places where thinking is valued, visible and actively promoted. We sat down with him to discuss his research and thoughts on the current state of education.
Traditional approaches to science, technology, engineering and maths seem to be missing the crucial element of arts and imagination. Becky Sage shows how some new technology is bringing interdisciplinary and creative thinking to the science classroom.