The Plastic Brain

Practical Work for Learning

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“Practical work to develop students’ scientific knowledge is likely to be most effective when:

the learning objectives are clear, and relatively few in number for any given task;
the task design highlights the main objectives and keeps ‘noise’ to the minimum;
a strategy is used to stimulate the students’ thinking beforehand, so that the practical task is answering a question the student is already thinking about.”


Author: Rogan Tinsley

Biology, science and maths teacher with a PhD in Neuroscience and passion for education.

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