National Science Learning Centre

Effective Teaching Strategies

What is an effective teaching strategy?

Teaching science to a diverse class of learners requires a variety of approaches and strategies to accommodate all levels in the science classroom. With this in mind, an effective teaching strategy is not so much a single one size fits all approach as an armoury of ideas, activities, thought provoking questions, experiments and demonstrations.

The National Science Learning Centre specialises in providing secondary science teachers with a range of ideas, tools and activities which are developed into effective teaching strategies through reflection, case studies, personal experience and peer to peer discussion.

Developing your own effective teaching strategy

Develop and improve your teaching strategies through our ENTHUSE Award Bursary supported courses

1. Download the Teaching and Learning Conference flyer which has several sessions aimed at developing and improving your teaching strategies.

2. Visit the course page for the Teaching and Learning Conference

3. Register to receive regular information about science CPD opportunities and news.

About the Teaching and Learning Conference

The Teaching and Learning Conference is a two day conference in York in July. During the conference secondary science teachers from across the UK will converge to learn and discuss more about a range of topics including:

  • Moving your school from Good to Outstanding
  • Ofsted and Outstanding teaching
  • Improving literacy skills in science
  • Effective use of questions

The aim of the conference is to enable participants to take away and use a variety of teaching and learning strategies in science to enrich, inspire and enthuse students.