Knowledge Organisers and Quiz Sheets | Rosalind Walker

A quick post to share a couple of thoughts and some resources.

I think we have been mixing up two, equally important but different things when we’ve talked about knowledge organisers in science, or at least I have.

Sharing the structure of the knowledge, its organisation, is a really important thing to do with students, as described by Frederick Reif in “Cognitive Science in Science Education”. This should look something like a schema or concept map, with links showing how different things relate to each other. This is the sort of thing that really can claim to be a knowledge organiser….

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Bar modelling and moments in time: Practice questions for the new energy model | Rosalind Walker

I’m a big fan of the new energy model, though it took me a lot of time and discussion to get my head round it. What we really need is a Shed Load Of Practice questions. These are surprisingly hard to make. I’ve taken my inspiration from the only HT exam question available, as far as I know, and drawn a series of pictures to represent a moment in time to try and narrow down the rabbitholes students can go down.

I’ve used bar modelling to show the transfers in the early questions, inspired by Ben Rogers (@BenRogersEdu) and Ben Sudjaitham (@opsonise). I’ve tried to make the problems…

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Knowledge Organisers and Quiz Sheets | Rosalind Walker

A quick post to share a couple of thoughts and some resources.

I think we have been mixing up two, equally important but different things when we’ve talked about knowledge organisers in science, or at least I have.

Sharing the structure of the knowledge, its organisation, is a really important thing to do with students, as described by Frederick Reif in “Cognitive Science in Science Education”. This should look something like a schema or concept map, with links showing how different things relate to each other. This is the sort of thing that really can claim to be a knowledge organiser….

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Bar modelling and moments in time: Practice questions for the new energy model | Rosalind Walker

I’m a big fan of the new energy model, though it took me a lot of time and discussion to get my head round it. What we really need is a Shed Load Of Practice questions. These are surprisingly hard to make. I’ve taken my inspiration from the only HT exam question available, as far as I know, and drawn a series of pictures to represent a moment in time to try and narrow down the rabbitholes students can go down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve used bar modelling to show the transfers in the early questions, inspired by Ben Rogers (@BenRogersEdu) and Ben Sudjaitham…

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Sentences and the web of knowledge | Rosalind Walker

This blog is part 3 of the #WritingInScience symposium curated by Pritesh Raichura. Read Pritesh’s introduction here and part 2 from Ben Rogers here.

Do you ever stop to marvel at the extent of human thought? I do, and it takes my breath away. Isn’t it wonderful to be able to think about interesting, abstract things, and to learn the thoughts of other people to have something to think with? A human left to grow up on their own without language would be almost entirely unable to think beyond base animal instincts. Language gives shape to our thoughts, it allows us to pass them from one to…

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Sentences and the web of knowledge | Rosalind Walker

This blog is part 3 of the #WritingInScience symposium curated by Pritesh Raichura. Read Pritesh’s introduction here and part 2 from Ben Rogers here.

Do you ever stop to marvel at the extent of human thought? I do, and it takes my breath away. Isn’t it wonderful to be able to think about interesting, abstract things, and to learn the thoughts of other people to have something to think with? A human left to grow up on their own without language would be almost entirely unable to think beyond base animal instincts. Language gives shape to our thoughts, it allows us to pass them from one to…

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E. Coli and Quality First Teaching | Rosalind Walker

There has been an outbreak of the E. coli bacterium at the Bella Sophia restaurant.

The local hospital has reported that patients being treated for the bug fall into two “key groups”: babies and the elderly.

Public health officials have called for the restaurant to improve on this situation. The restaurant owners are considering a few options. One is to collect data when orders are taken and to cook the food for twice as long as normal for those customers who are over the age of 65.  Another strategy is preparing food for babies using specially sterilised utensils.

Wait, what? This…

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