Published in 2012, NFER was commissioned by the National STEM Learning Centre and Network to evaluate the effectiveness and early impacts of the European Space Education Resource Office for the UK (ESERO-UK). ESERO-UK aims to promote the use of space as a context for enriching science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning in schools and colleges across the UK. The overarching aim is to evaluate the effectiveness and early impacts of ESERO-UK on both teachers and stakeholders from universities and industry.

The research was conducted in four distinct phases: surveys of teachers and stakeholders; collation of ongoing monitoring information from Space Ambassadors; five in-depth case studies; and telephone interviews and email pro formas with ESERO-UK’s national and regional partners and stakeholders. The final report presents the evaluation findings to date, focusing on the early impacts of ESERO-UK up until March 2012.

The full collection of STEM Learning impact and evaluation research reports can be viewed here.


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