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Disciplinary Knowledge in Science

“Disciplinary knowledge” became a bit of a buzz-phrase in education in 2021, and this has caused some anxiety for teachers and leaders across the country. This short course explores what the term means within science, and (more importantly) how to teach it.

  • Practical and engaging
  • Breaks down abstract ideas into teachable categories
  • Fully in line with the 2019 Framework and current Ofsted thinking
1 hour
£99 + VAT
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About this course

‘Disciplinary knowledge’ in science is not just another way to talk about experiments, or science skills. The relatively new term encompasses what we previously called ‘working scientifically’, which includes four other kinds of scientific enquiry, but it also asks a wider question: What does it mean to work like a scientist?

This INSET will:

  • Break down science ‘disciplinary knowledge’ into clear categories
  • Provide you with practical and engaging approaches for teaching these
  • Unpick the confusion around related terms
  • Reduce your anxiety about this abstract concept! 


This course is suitable for primary schools.

  • Headteachers, SLT and science coordinators
  • EYFS, KS1, KS2

How to access this course

This course is easy-to-access in any of the below formats...

  • On-demand recording, with 30 days access to watch at a time and location to suit you!
  • School-wide license, for every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days. Please contact us to purchase your school-wide license for this course.
  • An INSET or after-school twilight at your school, tailored to your requirements. Contact us for your personalised quote.

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This course as an INSET Day

Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

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