Analysis of my own Scientific Literacy, History and Biography By Chloe Butler A timeline of my life experiences that have shaped my Primary Science teaching philosophy. My Experiences with the Outdoors • My parents’ influence • Family trips to Wales • A child’s born curiosity for nature • Are children becoming disconnected from the outdoors? • Learning Outside the Classroom and its benefits My Experiences with the Outdoors ‘A tool for teaching and learning, proven to raise attainment and achievement, improve behaviour and improve engagement.’ (Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, 2018) A Lack of Effective Science at Primary School 2004 • Science lessons at Key Stage 1 • A disregard for Science • My experience of Science on Professional Practice • The importance of Primary Science A Lack of Effective Science at Primary School 2004 ‘An intellectual, practical, creative and social endeavour which seeks to help children to better understand and make sense of the world in which they live.’ (Sharp et al, 2017) My First Memories of Science 2004 2009 • Mr Strode’s Science lessons • Developing Science enquiry skills • The importance of investigations • Influencing my teaching practice in Science Science at Secondary School 2004 2009 2013 • Miss Yates and her Physics lessons • The characteristics of an effective Science teacher • Influencing my teaching philosophy • Leading me to where I am today 2018 My Experience of Science at Edge Hill so far 2004 2009 2013 Reference List BEAMES, S., HIGGINS, P. and NICOL, R., 2012. Learning Outside the Classroom: Theory and Guidelines for Practice. New York: Routledge. COUNCIL FOR LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM, 2018. Council for Learning Outside the Classroom [online]. Available from: https://www.lotc.org.uk/ [Accessed 21st November 2018] DfEE/QCA, 1998. Science: The National Curriculum for England. DRISCOLL, P., 2012. The Primary Curriculum: A Creative Approach. London: SAGE. HARLEN., 2011. ASE Guide to Primary Science Education. LOUV, R., 2010. Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. London: Atlantic. MALONE, K. and WAITE, S., 2016. Student Outcomes and Natural Schooling: Pathways from Evidence to Impact Report [online]. Available from: file:///C:/Users/Chloe%20Jade/Downloads/STUDENT_OUTCOMES_AND_NATURAL_SCHOOLING_P.pdf [Accessed 22nd November 2018] SHARP, J., PEACOCK, G., JOHNSEY, R., SIMON, S., SMITH, R., CROSS, A. and HARRIS, D., 2017. Primary Science: Teaching Theory and Practice. 8th ed. London: SAGE. WAITE, S., 2017. Children Learning Outside the Classroom. 2nd ed. London: SAGE.