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Interviewing children for science

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Teacherzo, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. Teacherzo

    Teacherzo New commenter

    Has anyone had to interview children for a subject they lead before?

    Apparently I have to ask them questions to obtain information about my subject which is science. But I am struggling to think of what to ask them... the only question I can think of is if they know their targets.

    Has anyone got any advice?

    Thanks all...
    Happy Christmas!
     
  2. michaelt1979

    michaelt1979 Occasional commenter

    Good starting points:
    • What science can they recall learning about this year?
    • Are they doing well in Science? How do they know?
    • What helps them to learn in Science?
    I also throw in a bit of a quiz on things I think they should know if they've been taught a topic.
     
  3. gerdmuller

    gerdmuller New commenter

    I did ones for science a while ago. From memory, it was whether they enjoy science, which types of science lessons they enjoy, whether their teacher can answer their questions and if they know how science is used in people's jobs/in the outside world.

    The childrens' responses to the question about teachers answering questions was in stark contrast to the wrist-slitting negativity which the staff had about their ability to do it!
     

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