Following five years of teaching science in a secondary school in Haringey, I retrained and taught for a further five years in primary schools in both Haringey and Camden. I joined Middlesex University in 1994, where I teach science to trainees on BA and PGCE programmes.

BSc(Hons) Biological Sciences 1982 University of Lancaster

PGCE Science Education (secondary) 1983 University of London IoE

Primary Retraining Certificate 1989 Polytechnic of North of London

MA Educational Studies (Science and Philosophy) 1992 University of London IoE

Member Society of Biology (MSB) 1995

Chartered Biologist (CBiol) 1995 Society of Biology

PhD Science Education 2004 University of London IoE

Certificate History of Art 2005 University of London Birkbeck College

Diploma History of Art 2006 University of London Birkbeck

PGC Higher Education Management 2007 Middlesex University

Chartered Science Teacher 2008 ASE/ Science Council

Fellow Institute for Learning and Teaching 2009

 

 

  • Primary and Early Years science
  • Primary and Early Years Design Technology
  • Supervision of students on School Based Training

 

My key areas of research interest, for which I would welcome doctoral students are, primary student teacher confidence to teach science and assessing primary science.

Research Publications

It all depends on the question you ask

Khwaja, Christine and Saxton, Julie (2001) It all depends on the question you ask. Primary science review (68). pp. 13-14. ISSN 0269-2465

Preparing primary trainees for Ofsted.

Khwaja, Christine (2004) Preparing primary trainees for Ofsted. Science teacher education (39). pp. 10-11. ISSN 0961-6152

The role of subject knowledge in the effective teaching of primary science

Khwaja, Christine (2002) The role of subject knowledge in the effective teaching of primary science. Educate: the London journal of doctoral research in education, 2 (1). pp. 8-22. ISSN 1477-5557

Making decisions based on evidence.

Khwaja, Christine (2002) Making decisions based on evidence. Science teacher education (32). pp. 9-11. ISSN 0961-6152

What primary teachers need to know to teach science effectively.

Khwaja, Christine (2001) What primary teachers need to know to teach science effectively. Goldsmiths journal of education, 3 (2). pp. 41-51. ISSN 1369-3794

Trainee teachers and science educational research.

Khwaja, Christine (2000) Trainee teachers and science educational research. Science teacher education. (29). pp. 13-15. ISSN 0961-6152

Goldilocks and the three elephants

Khwaja, Christine (2000) Goldilocks and the three elephants. Primary science review (65). pp. 27-28. ISSN 0269-2465

I write reviews for Primary Science, a journal of the ASE.

I am a reviewer for conference contributions for BERA