Enterprising science teacher conference NY730 / A17

Start date
13 Oct 17
1 Day
National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD How to find us


Happier teachers and more engaged students: Introducing the Science Capital Teaching Approach

Are you keen on engaging more students with science? Do you want to make your lessons more inclusive? Could a focus on students’ ‘science capital’ be the answer? Join the Enterprising Science Teacher Conference to find out.

Some students struggle to see science as relevant to their lives. Many teachers know that this limits their participation and makes engagement with science difficult. This conference follows four years’ research on science capital in the classroom and its potential to unlock the riddle of student engagement with science.

The Enterprising Science project (2012-2017), led by Prof. Louise Archer and her research team, partnered with teachers across England to develop and trial the Science Capital Teaching Approach that builds on students’ own personal interests and diverse experience. The approach is designed to support inclusion and student equitable student participation. Research shows that implementation of the approach can lead to increased student engagement with science and a greater sense of agency among teachers.

Who is it for:

  • secondary science teachers and heads of science departments
  • ITE providers
  • CPD delivery organisations

Participants will:

  • hear from and interact with partner teachers and academic researchers about the Science Capital Teaching Approach
  • receive copies of the Teacher’s Pack for them and their school
  • have a go at science capital building activities, such as tweaking lesson plans and monitoring impact


You will be able to:

  • understand how students and teachers can be engaged more with science
  • develop lessons and schemes of learning to support relevant science learning
  • learn from the successes of teachers who have engaged with a Science Capital approach
  • Sessions

    Enterprising science teacher conference13 October 201709:00-17:00National STEM Learning Centre

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    Additional information

    For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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