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Young Women in Science

Young Women in Science was developed by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) as part of the Teaching and Learning Programme. This research supports the implementation of gender inclusive teaching strategies.

The case studies in this resource include:
* video support in AS physics
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Work Related Learning Guide

Produced by the former Department for Children, Schools and Families, this work-related learning guide is aimed at young people and their parents or carers, employers, primary and secondary schools and colleges, and Education Business Partnership Organisations. The guide includes information on providing work-...

Action Research Project: Summary of Research

Published by LSIS, these booklets summarise the STEM action research projects carried out by 16-19 institutions across the UK. They include a brief summary of the research and findings on topics such as: using electronic notebooks, electronic learning, peer review, computer-based assessment, kinaesthetic techniques...

Computer-Based Assessment (CBA) to Improve Deep Learning of Mathematics in Engineering

This report, published by LSIS, describes an action research project carried out by Newcastle College. The main aim of the research was to identify a new approach to teaching which would help engineering students in the learning of calculus. The cohort of students had no previous experience of calculus and the...

Mobile Learning in Construction, Engineering and Work-Based Learning

Published by LSIS, this report describes an action research project conducted by Liverpool Community College. The research looked at the use of mini netbooks utilising the wireless network in the college building to provide a flexible alternative to converting classrooms into IT suites. Therefore retaining the...

The Mystery of the Triangle

This report, published by LSIS, describes an action research project by Leeds College of Building. The practical construction of the roof involves using a roofing square. It was identified that staff required professional development on how the trigonometric information on the square has been derived and relates to...

Building STEM Strength

Produced by LSIS, this case study describes a project by FE Sussex. FE Sussex already has a well-established ethos of networks and collaboration as the limited company encompasses 12 colleges: five sixth form colleges, one land-based and six general FE colleges. However, by working with the LSIS STEM Programme, FE...

Exchange Scheme ‘Improving Progression’

Published by LSIS, this case study is based on work done by Longley Park Sixth Form College. The college recognised that they needed to bridge the gap between GCSE and A level and that only engaging with students once they arrived at college, post-16, was too late. To rectify this, Longley Park gained funding from...

STEM - the Big Picture

From LSIS, this case study looks at Loughborough College and how college staff, from the principal to the engineering department, have been involved with different aspects of the LSIS STEM Programme.

Enhancement of Literacy Skills in Science

Published by LSIS, this case study looks at a project at Nelson and Colne College. The college applied for funding from the LSIS STEM Programme to devise and deliver an action research project that would meet the needs of college students.

The team began by collecting the GCSE English Language data of...

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