Thinking science

Thinking Science: provoking thought and generating discussion

Thinking Science is a stimulating set of philosophical questions that provoke critical thought about physics, chemistry, biology and working scientifically.

Below is an example of the kind of question created by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bristol, where I first came across Thinking...

STEM Insight participant, John Dyer at Wellcome

A Wellcome Insight into STEM careers

As a biology teacher, there are few more exciting opportunities than spending a week on placement at biomedical research organisations, Wellcome Trust and the Crick Institute. We went with an aim to find out more about the range of STEM careers in large science organisations, and for both of us as teachers at Liverpool Life...

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Preparing young people for the jobs of tomorrow

Prior to joining STEM Learning, I have always taken an interest in the developing the skills of young people for potential recruiters and making sure that they are equipped with the tools and knowledge to be able to adapt and remain employed. 

As a parent, it’s important to me to be able to guide my...

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The National Science Learning Network celebrates 10 years of supporting science education

The National Science Learning Network has today released a report “Lessons in Excellent Science Education” which shows the significant impact that the Network has had on teaching of science and other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects across the UK.This year, 2015, marks ten years since the National Science Learning...

Join our ten year celebration

On 1 November, the National Science Learning Centre will be celebrating ten years since the first course took place. To celebrate this, we are hosting an open day between 12:30-17:00, and you’re invited! To coincide with the upcoming Bonfire Night on 5 November, we investigate the chemistry of fireworks with help from Matthew Tosh – a...

Sir Mike Griffiths praises the National Science Learning Centre

Sir Mike Griffiths, chair of the National Science Learning Network Strategy Group, has written a blog for SecEd.This blog proposes a suggestion that teachers, as professionals, should control the curriculum. This would help to ensure that plenty of outstanding people are attracted to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching...

Expert group calls for new ways to improve teacher training and sharing of expertise

On Monday 7 September the Teachers’ Professional Development Expert Group released a major Call for Evidence to ask the sector for its views on how to construct a new Teachers’ Professional Development Standard.Recent research has shown that many common approaches to professional development aren’t effectively helping teachers and pupils. The...

Take on the Ultimate STEM Challenge

BP has launched the Ultimate STEM Challenge, a competition in partnership with the Science Museum and STEMNET. This year, students aged 11-14 across the UK are being challenged to use their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills to develop energy efficient solutions to real-world challenges. Pupils...

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