Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EDUM038: Secondary Biology with Psychology Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 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.

Abrahams, I. (2010) Practical Work in Secondary Science: A minds-on approach. London: Continuum.

Bennett, J. (2004) Teaching and Learning Science: A guide to recent research and its applications. London: Continuum

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

Frost, J. (ed) (2010) Learning to Teach Science in the Secondary School: A companion to school experience (3rd Edition). London: Routledge.

Hollins, M. (2010) ASE Guide to Secondary Science Education. Hatfield: ASE

Jarvis, M. (2011) Teaching Psychology 14-19: Issues and Techniques. London: Routledge.

Kind, V. and Kind, P.M. (2008) Teaching Secondary How Science Works. London: ASE/John Murray.

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

Oversby, J. (2012) ASE Guide to Research in Science Education. Hatfield: ASE

Parkinson, J. (2002) Reflective Teaching of Science 11-18. London: Continuum

Pollard, A. (2008) Reflective Teaching: Evidence-informed Professional Practice (3rd Edition). London: Continuum

Pollard, A. (ed) (2002) Readings for Reflective Teaching. London: Continuum

Reiss, M. (ed) (2011) Teaching Secondary Biology (2nd Edition). London: ASE/Hodder

Reiss, M. (2000) Understanding Science Lessons. Buckingham, Open University Press

Sang, D. (Ed.) (2011) Teaching Secondary Physics (2nd Edition). London: Hodder Education

Shoesmith, G (2003) Psychology: A Complete GCSE Course. Cambridge, Lutterworth Press

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

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

Wellington, J. and Ireson, G (2012) Science Learning, Science teaching. (3rd edition). London: Routledge

Williams, J.D (2011) How Science Works: Teaching and learning in the science classroom. London: Continuum.

Wilson, E. (2009) School-based Research: A Guide for Education Students. London: Sage


Web based and electronic resources: see PGCE Secondary Science page on ELE (