Catch up with previous Education and Learning newletters.
Neuroscience can improve educational outcomes. But with so many misconceptions that lead to ineffective teaching approaches, how can educators sort myth from evidence?
How can we improve equity in science education? Anita Krishnamurthi mulls over the challenge as she begins her new role as Wellcome's Head of Education and Learning.
We’re looking for proposals on how to support primary and secondary science teachers to engage with research on their practice, or carry out research on their practice.
We’ve been reviewing Ofsted inspection reports for mentions of science over many years now. Though mentions have been increasing, there’s still more that the Ofsted inspections could do to raise the quality of science in schools.
Is science-specific CPD really worth it? Our continued research into primary science teaching shows strong connections between pupils’ attitudes to science and the practice and expertise of their science leaders.
With the Education Endowment Foundation, we're trialling ways to help retain science teachers and improve secondary science education. We've also launched a scheme with BBC Children in Need which is open to organisations who want to run engaging science activities aimed at disadvantaged children and young people.
In which areas could secondary science teaching be enhanced? The Education Endowment Foundation has pulled together the evidence in Improving Secondary Science, a free guidance report.
Looking for some last minute activities to see out the end of the summer term? Explorify has some quick, easy and free activities for you.
Explorify have released a specially curated set of activities for primary schools in the lead up to the Great Science Share on 19 June. The campaign encourages pupils to take the lead and showcase school science across the UK.
Our report, Developing great subject teaching, finds that UK teachers are less likely to participate in subject-specific continuing professional development (CPD), even though it is more beneficial than generic, pedagogic CPD.
In this edition, we put the spotlight on the science of learning. We've also launched two new funding schemes in partnership with the Education Endowment Foundation which support research to improve science education and teacher retention.
We’ve launched Explorify, an exciting programme of free activities for UK primary school teachers to spark curiosity, develop thinking skills and increase impact.
We're supporting five new informal science learning projects. The projects will help to increase understanding of how informal science learning activities affect children and young people’s enjoyment and understanding of science.
Our new funding scheme supports researchers who want to explore the best ways to assess students’ practical science skills. The research will be used to inform our recommendations for future GCSE and A-level reform.
We've developed resources to help teachers and students when thinking about ethics and extended project qualifications.
Science education is one of our priority areas. Find out more about what we're doing to inspire teachers and students.