Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EDUM037: Secondary Biology Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Alsop, S., Bencze, L. & Pedretti, E. (2005) Analysing exemplary science teaching: theoretical lenses and a spectrum of possibilities for practice. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Bishop, K. & Denley, P. (2007) Learning Science Teaching: Developing a professional knowledge base. Maidenhead: Open University Press

Driver, R. (2015) Making sense of secondary science: research into children's ideas. Abingdon: Routledge.

Jones, A., Reed, R. & Weyers, J. (2012) Practical Skills in Biology. Harlow: Pearson.

Kind, V. and Taber, K. (2005) Science: Teaching School Subjects 11-19. London: Routledge

Kulgemeyer, C. (2018). Towards a framework for effective instructional explanations in science teaching. Studies in Science Education, 54(2), 109-139.

Liversidge, T. (2009) Teaching Science: Developing as a Reflective Secondary Teacher. London: Sage.

Millar, R. (2005) Teaching about energy. University of York.

Nott, M., & Wellington, J. (1993). Your nature of science profile: an activity for science teachers. School Science Review, 75, 109-109.

Osborne, J. & Dillon, J. (2010) Good practice in science teaching: what research has to say. (2nd Edition). Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Ratcliffe, M. & Grace, M. (2003) Science education for citizenship: teaching socio-scientific issues. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Sotto, E. (2007) When teaching becomes learning (2nd Edition). London, Continuum

Taber, K. (Ed) (2012) Teaching Secondary Chemistry (2nd Edition). London: Hodder Education

Toplis, R. (Ed) (2015) Learning to Teach Science in the Secondary School (4th edition). London: Routledge

Wellington, J. and Ireson, G (2018) Science Learning, Science teaching. (4th edition). London: Routledge

Wellington J. & Osborne J. (2001) Language and literacy in science education. Buckingham: Open University Press.