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Gioka, Olga – Journal of Biological Education, 2007
Assessment for learning is any assessment for which the first priority is the promotion of pupils' learning. The purpose of this current study was to explore the extent to which science teachers use assessment for learning when they teach biology in secondary classes. A year-long study with nine secondary science teachers in four schools in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Biology, Teacher Effectiveness
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Tilling, Steve – Journal of Biological Education, 2004
The paper describes a national survey of biology teachers visiting Field Studies Council (FSC) centres in England and Wales. It provides data on levels of biology fieldwork at ages 11-16 (Years 7-11), and factors affecting A-level biology fieldwork provision at ages 16-19 (Years 12 and 13). The results are compared with similar data from geography…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Field Studies, Biology, Secondary School Teachers
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Hall, Angela; Reiss, Michael J.; Rowell, Cathy; Scott, Anne – Journal of Biological Education, 2003
Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology is a new advanced level biology course, piloted from September 2002 in England with around 1200 students. This paper discusses the reasons for developing a new advanced biology course at this time, the philosophy of the project and how the materials are being written and the specification devised. The aim of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Pilot Projects, Educational Technology