Curriculum Narratives in Science: What’s the story?

Curriculum narratives can play an important role in teaching and learning. They give structure, ensuring that concepts are taught in a logical squence, and help students to see connections between what they’ve already learned, what they’re learning now and what they’ll learn in the future. When designing the Oxford Smart Curriculum for Key Stage 3 Science, we wanted to be clear where KS3 fitted into the narrative of learning science in the context of the whole school science journey from KS1 to post 16.

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Metacognitive learning skills at KS3

Developing metacognition through science curriculum

Find out more about Oxford Smart Activate Metacognition is commonly thought of as ‘learning about learning’. Whilst this is an oversimplification of what metacognition truly is, it is a helpful point to start from when looking at building a curriculum which enhances students’ metacognitive learning skills. There are two main parts to metacognition, metacognitive knowledge and metacognitive regulation. Metacognition is one of […]

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