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Published Articles & Research Papers



Download a range of articles related to science and engineering eduacation. 



Primary Science Journal Articles published by the ASE

GMEC 2020:  outlines how children and teachers are engaged in this hands-on engineering challenge to enrich their STEM learning in this article. (EDMONDSON 2020)

Great Science Share for Schools - the impact story in No Substantial Differences (BIANCHI 2020)

Interested in Science & Arts - read Let music be the food of science (BIANCHI & PICKETT 2018)

An interview with Emma Vanstone to hear about creating science from home activities for parents and children Science Sparks BIANCHI & VANSTONE 2016.pdf

SPECIAL ISSUE FULL JOURNAL:  A range of articles related to Tinkering for Learning 2016.pdf

Find out more about the SEERIH Deep Dive process and how being right isn't persuasive BIANCHI 2015.pdf 

Is your classroom a wonder-filled environment? If you want to find out how it could be read Working Wonders BIANCHI 2013.pdf

Making Assement Real at KS2 - an article about primary science formative assessment being done in context-rich ways TOP MARKS THOMPSON et all 2012.pdf

Do you ever say 'I'm just a teacher!' - read here why we think you should never use the word 'just'! Essence of a teacher BIANCHI 2011.pdf

Developing children's coaching skills to improve their primary science learning. Smart Kids BIRTLES & PROCTOR 2011.pdf

Should we teach primary children about the ethics of doing science investigations? Find out more in Science and Ethics BIANCHI 2009.pdf

Developing Primary Science Subject Leaders using the GROW model of Coaching Smarter Schools MONACH & BRYANT 2009.pdf

Lynne's first ever Primary Science publication exploring children's concepts of a plant! What is a plant? BIANCHI 1998.pdf


Research Articles and Papers

Progression in Engineering Education for primary pupils Progression in Engineering Education BONSAL, BIANCHI & HANSON 2020

QuSmart: an early scoping review of Children's Scientific Questionning BIANCHI & BONSAL 2019/20

Empowering teachers through collaborative professional learning: the Trajectory of Prof Development BIANCHI 2018.pdf

Academic-teacher collaboration to develop STEM pedagogy: Across the Divide RALLS, BIANCHI et al 2018.pdf

Developing engineering education practices in primary classrooms - Tinkering for Learning BIANCHI & CHIPPINDALL 2016

Enhancing teacher confidence through Collaboration BIANCHI & MURPHY 2014.pdf

Using persusasive routines of talk in the primary classroom: Verbal Behaviour Analysis BIANCHI & BOOTH 2014.pdf

Developing a national remit for Thinking Skills & Personal Capabillities in Northern Ireland: Thinking Skills MURPHY, BIANCHI et al 2013.pdf


Teacher-published Research Articles

SEERIH supports teachers to engage in research to study primary science and engineering teaching, learning and assessment. This can be by teachers invited to take part in research led by SEERIH staff, or teachers being supported to undertake action research in their own classrooms and schools.

1. How to develop science enquiry in the primary school? Stockport CS All Saints.pdf

2. If we focus on improving personal skills in science lessons, will itimprove learning outcomes in science? Stockport CS Orrishmore & Bradshaw.pdf

3. What does a responsive, child-focused planning and assessment framework for primary science look like? Stockport Great Moor Infants School.pdf

4. How can we develop and diversify our appraoches to teaching scientific enquiry skills in primary schools? Stockport St Winifreds Primary School.pdf

5. If we change our approach to include open-ended activities in science, will it improve the chilldren's attitudes towards their written work and their outcomes? Read the poster Alexandra Park Primary School 2018.pdf or the full Report

6. If a planned scheme of outdoor learning in science is delivered, will this improve attitudes in English for children who are just below agre related expectations in Reading & Writing? Read the poster Broadheath Primary School 2018.pdf or the full Report

7. Does practical science increase children's engagemet and motivaiton? Read the poster Hazel Grove Primary School 2018.pdf or the full Report

8. If we create teacher supported science learning opportunities in Early Years wiill children's speaking and listening skills improve? Read the poster Highfield Primary School 2018.pdf or the full Report

9. If we allow children to formulate their own scientific questions willthey be able to lead their learning in order to answer them? Read the poster St Paul's CofE Primary School 2018.pdf or the full Report

10. If we increase the number of scientific enquiry lessons er half term, will children be more engaged and motivated? Read the poster Summerville Primary School 2018.pdf

11. Will collaboraive work help children to improve their scientific language? Broadheath_Primary_School.pdf

12. Does children's science capital affect the types of questions they ask? Christchurch_Primary_School.pdf

13. Why are science lessons teacher led and worksheet-driven? Romiley_Primary_School.pdf

14. What is the impact when children in the Early Years lead their own science learning? Sacred_Heart_Primary_School.pdf

15. Is there evidence of curiosity being facilitated in science lessons in Key Stage 2? St_Patricks_Primary_School.pdf


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