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Tricia Young BSc, MSc

Senior Lecturer

Summary

Responsible for resource management within the Primary and Early Years Phase. This includes staff recruitment. University link tutor, Primary science lecturer, international mobility lead within the Phase.

  • About

    My particular expertise is in primary science education. I am passionate about science teaching and hope to inspire students to feel the same. In particular I enjoy helping students to observe and ask questions about their environment and to think of exciting and creative ways in which they can help young children develop positive attitudes towards science. As well as teaching on the primary science modules, I also teach on other modules relating to professional practice and international developments.

    I am involved in developing links between student teachers in Australia, America, Africa and Europe so that students in the second year of their course have an opportunity to visit international educational settings. I now line-manage a group of staff and help lead developments within Teacher Education.

    My research interests include the development of investigative science work in support of learners' questioning, exploration and explanatory skills and students' attitudes towards learning science. My publications include curriculum development materials.

    I joined Sheffield Hallam in 1991 having been a teacher of Y1 to Y7 pupils. Before that I spent a year in Sweden teaching English to adults.

  • Teaching

    Department of Teacher Education

    Social Sciences and Arts

  • Research

    1996- present Research into student teachers’ attitudes to Science
    1995 Writing materials for KS2 for Unilever
    1996 Study of primary teachers’ minimum science knowledge in order to teach effectively
    Writing materials for Junior Focus
    Extent to which ‘supply teaching’ whilst a full-time student affects students’ grades
    Member of steering committee for PPARC exhibition at Kelham Island Industrial Museum
    2001/2 Evaluator of EAZ science activities
    2003 Committee member for Yorkshire STEM Project
    2003 Reviewer for Fultons educational publishing
    Perceptions of student feedback (small grant funding by SHU)
    2006 HEARTS funded project

  • Publications

    2000 Belair Active Science Book 5 Folens

    2000 Belair Active Science Book 6 Folens

    2000 Young Weather and Climate: Hodder and Stoughton

    2000 Young My Body : Hodder and Stoughton

    2004 SATattack Revision materials for Key Stage 2: Ginn

    Young P (1996) Sound 'Junior Focus' July 96

    Young P (1998) Student teachers’ Attitudes Towards Science (STATS) Evaluation and Research in Education Vol.12:2

    Burnett, C. , O'Hara, M. & Young P. (2008) Learning Goups in Practice: Students' experience of learning groups in supporting academic and professional learning within a primary Masters level PGCE Innovations and Developments in Initial Teacher Education: Escalate

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