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The key to engaging primary science

‘Social learning’, questioning and discussion are key to supporting primary pupils to develop their understanding of the world around them, so in our online course Teaching Primary Science: Getting Started we practice what we preach.Led by primary specialist facilitators, to connect online learners with each other, this foundation primary science...


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How volunteers can maximise their impact in the classroom

Natalie Cheung is a civil engineer, STEM Ambassador, STEM Ambassador coordinator and online course mentor.As a member of the STEM London Hub team which helps deliver the STEM Ambassador programme in London, I meet lots of STEM Ambassador volunteers with different backgrounds and careers. They have different levels of experience with working with...


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Teaching practical science: developing confidence and linking to context

Practical work in biology, chemistry and physics has an important role in giving students hands-on experience in understanding the world around them. As a teacher, your ability to connect practical work, theory and examples that students can relate to from their everyday lives, can really bring science to life. For many participants on our online...


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The importance of getting stuck in mathematics

President of the Mathematical Association and Director of University of Cambridge initiative NRICH, Ems Lord, talks about the all-important process of getting stuck when solving mathematical problems, and the tools your students can use to help.At NRICH, the home of rich mathematics, we want the resources we develop to be for...


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The power to ENTHUSE in early years

ENTHUSE Partnerships are part of a funding initiative which aims to provide the support necessary to inspire young people into STEM subjects and careers. They enable groups of schools to improve young people’s achievement and engagement in STEM, developing a bespoke two-year action plan and extensive...


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Our future cities (and how we get there)

Ask the young people in your classroom or club what they think a future city might look like. Delivery robots? Driverless cars? Flying pods? They might not be far off.The global technological breakthrough we’re approaching will influence all of our lives. Future mobility means smart cities. Cities with intelligent traffic lights, electric vehicles...


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Embedding good careers guidance in the curriculum

Good careers guidance should be a cornerstone of any well-rounded curriculum, with learners being empowered to make informed choices on their future. For many years, careers guidance in schools and colleges has often lacked rigour and is likely partly responsible for the decline in recruitment to STEM-related careers.For various reasons,...


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Meet the winners of 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Richard Spencer

Dr Richard Spencer, Head of Science at Middlesbrough College, and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award for Excellence in STEM teaching –  Further Education category shares his experience about the difference the award has made to him, his school and pupils.Many teachers go ‘above and beyond’ their day-to-day commitments....


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Why should teachers care about what happens in the brain?

How can a scientific understanding of how the brain works inform the way you teach?On our free Science of Learning online course, teachers from all over the world have come together to work out their meaning to the big question ‘what is learning?’ Throughout the course, participants are exploring the science behind how students engage with...


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Meet the winners of 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Colin Louden

Colin Louden is Head of Science at Lisneal College, Londonderry, Northern Ireland and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award for Excellence in STEM teaching – Secondary. We asked him about his experience of winning the award and what it meant to him, the school and the pupils.Winning the award in the category of secondary school STEM...


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