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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...

Shared CPD: Easing the Transition and Sharing Experience

Published by LSIS, this case study looks at work performed by North Devon College. With support from the LSIS STEM Programme, the college created strong continuing professional development links with local secondary schools to enhance teacher subject knowledge and ease the transition for students progressing in...

Growing With STEM

From LSIS, this case study describes work by Wirral Metropolitan College. A core focus of the LSIS STEM Programme is embedding and supporting whole organisation approaches to STEM provision across the learning and skills sector. Wirral Metropolitan College has demonstrated how a whole-organisation approach to STEM...

Mathematics in Applied and Vocational Learning

Published by LSIS, this is a case study from the City of Bristol College. It looks at a programme to set up a collaboration with local schools, Nottingham University and local businesses to enhance the professional development of staff and offer new learning experiences for students studying mathematics. The aim...

Maths in an Industrial Context

Produced by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the themes of employer engagement and mathematics. The project, by Rotherham College of Arts and Technology, aimed to generate an understanding of the industrial application of mathematics in learners, staff and employers....

Review of Vocational Education - the Wolf Report

This report, by Dr Alison Wolf and published in March 2011, was commissioned to investigate the state of vocational education for young people aged 14 to 19. It was found that many courses offered very little value, offering no route to further education or prospects for meaningful employment.

Many...

Technological Maths

This report was prepared by Professor Richard Kimbell and Richard Green of the Technology Education Research Unit (TERU) as a result of a project commissioned by The Engineering Council in June 1996. The brief for the project was to examine the use of mathematics as a tool to support Technology Enhancement...

A Recommended Code of Governance for Schools: a Flexible Framework for Strategic Planning

This pilot version of the Recommended Code of Governance for Schools was published by the Wellcome Trust in October 2012. It is aimed at providing school governors and senior leaders with a robust yet flexible framework they can use to set the strategic direction for their school, and that governors can use to hold...

Acquisition of Science Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy in Initial Teacher Training

Published by the Wellcome Trust in October 201, this report looks at how one-year postgraduate Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses in England and Wales support trainees’ acquisition of subject knowledge and topic specific pedagogy across the sciences.

The study, which was the first of its kind to look...

Evaluation of the Wellcome Trust Camden STEM Initiative

This report, published in March 2012 by the National Foundation for Educational Research,
presents the findings of an evaluation of the Wellcome Trust’s Camden Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Initiative which provided funding to eight Camden schools to develop interdisciplinary...

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