Collaborative curriculum design for maximum impact

Following an inspiring Association for Science Education (ASE) conference this month, Amie Hewish, Head of Secondary Science at Oxford University Press, calls for collaboration in continuing to develop an exciting, knowledge-rich curriculum in science. I’ve just got back from the ASE conference, and what a great few days it was. Teachers, technicians, educators, assessors, and […]

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What do students need to know about the biology of schizophrenia? – dopamine hypothesis and neural correlates

Revised textbook pages

There does seem to be some confusion over what students need to know about the biology of schizophrenia and whether the ‘dopamine hypothesis’ and ‘neural correlates’ are separate topics. AQA have decided that they are and should be taught separately. We have now amended the text for the one relevant spread in the Complete Companion (Dog book) […]

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AQA and the multi-store model

In the January 2011 Unit 1 exam there was a question related to the multistore model (question 4). I was somewhat concerned to find the following comment in the report on the exam ‘A number of answers suggested that the concepts of maintenance and elaborative rehearsal were part of the MSM. Maintenance and elaborative rehearsal were […]

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