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Details: A free easy-to-use programme of classroom activities to enhance primary science teaching and get pupils thinking like scientists. A free, impartial educational resource that brings cutting-edge science into the classroom and beyond. Our initiative to get everyone talking about food, health and the planet. The centre offers continuing

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Education and neuroscience Wellcome

Details: The Education and Neuroscience Initiative. In 2014, we launched the Education and Neuroscience Initiative in partnership with the Education Endowment Foundation. (opens in a new tab) (EEF). The initiative aimed to: develop and evaluate evidence-informed teaching and learning practices based on neuroscience. support teachers to better understand

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Education and Learning Newsletter Wellcome

Details: With the Education Endowment Foundation, we're trialling ways to help retain science teachers and improve secondary science education. We've also launched a scheme with BBC Children in Need which is open to organisations who want to run engaging science activities aimed at disadvantaged children and young people. Read our December 2018 newsletter.

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Education team Wellcome

Details: Our Science Education Tracker is a survey of young people’s attitudes towards and experiences of science education and careers. Practical science. We’re committed to supporting and improving practical science in schools and colleges. Education grants awarded.

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Science education Wellcome

Details: To make our vision for high-quality, inspiring science education a reality, we invest over £5 million each year in education research, professional development opportunities, and resources and activities for teachers and students. Research and evidence for decision-making. Research and evidence is at the heart of our support for education.

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Undergraduate Education

Details: Undergraduate education If you're studying for an undergraduate degree, you may be thinking of a research career in biomedical science, population health …

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Education grants awarded Wellcome

Details: The contribution of natural history museums to science education. Project lead: Michael Reiss, UCL Institute of Education. Relatively little is known about how natural history museums (NHMs) and schools can complement each another to maximise young people’s learning about and engagement with science.

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Young people’s views on science education Wellcome

Details: Department for Education (opens in a new tab) UK Research and Innovation (opens in a new tab) Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (opens in a new tab). The Science Education Tracker follows on from our Monitor survey, which captures the public's thoughts on medical research, science and health.

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State of the Nation Report of UK Science Education

Details: education at primary school that leaves them well-prepared to progress further in science, and well-informed about science in their everyday lives. A key part of the campaign is Explorify; this is a free resource of engaging, creative science activities for all primary school teachers.

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Science Education Tracker 2019

Details: Science Education Tracker 2019 PDF 2.3 MB. Science Education Tracker 2019: key findings PDF 640.8 KB. Science Education Tracker 2019: calls to action PDF 273 KB. Young people’s awareness and attitudes towards machine learning PDF 363.9 KB. Technical report PDF 1.1 MB.

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How can we improve equity in science education

Details: Time has flown since I joined Wellcome as Head of Education and Learning earlier this year. It has been a privilege to join an amazing team of passionate, dedicated professionals, and an organisation with the will and resources to tackle big challenges, both in the UK and globally.

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Research in the humanities and social sciences Wellcome

Details: Education. Projects to develop, promote, implement or assess education, including medical education, aren’t usually suitable for humanities and social science funding schemes. Historical or sociological studies of health education that offer a contribution to …

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School governors and trustees Wellcome

Details: Questions for Governors is a resource to help school leaders and governors discuss ways to improve science and maths education. There are a set of questions for primary and secondary schools, which include: evidence for why each question is important; national …

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Attitudes of Children and Parents to Key Stage 2 Science

Details: Wellcome Trust School of Education, Queen’s University Belfast 3 September 2010 were positive about the use of non-SATs tests to find out how well they were doing in science. More than a third (38%) of children in Welsh schools chose teacher-assessed science as the most useful for finding out

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Rapid Evidence Review

Details: Sheffield Institute of Education and the Teacher Development Trust to carry out Phase 1 of a project to design, develop and research existing quality assurance systems, test the schools market and propose a system of accreditation of provision and providers of school teachers’

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Informal science learning Wellcome

Details: The Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education provides a variety of resources for science engagement practitioners and researchers. Science education is one of our priority areas – find out more about what we're doing to inspire teachers and students.

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Wellcome Trust and Education Endowment Foundation offer

Details: The Education Endowment Foundation (opens in a new tab) is a charity set up in 2011 by the Sutton Trust as lead foundation in partnership with Impetus Trust, with a Department for Education grant of £125m. It is dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement.

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Young people’s views on science education

Details: education, and Wellcome’s Science Education Tracker reflects the growing global recognition that their voices do matter. This report presents the results of our second survey of young people across England exploring their attitudes, experiences and aspirations in science and related disciplines. Wellcome first commissioned a survey of young

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Primary science Wellcome

Details: Primary science is a key part of our science education priority area. , a ground-breaking initiative to transform primary science for all pupils in the UK. This easy-to-use programme of classroom activities aims to enhance primary science teaching and get pupils thinking like scientists. Our 'State of the nation' report of UK science education

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Working together: Making STEM happen in secondary schools

Details: the importance of STEM education, the impacts that interdisciplinary learning has on young people and the features that need to be in place for STEM activities to be successful. It presents a series of teaching and learning ideas developed in Camden that could be translated to schools elsewhere in the country. We hope that the information and

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Practical science Wellcome

Details: Practical work is at the heart of science education. It helps students to gain: hands-on experience of science, particularly when they do independent research projects. the skills that are necessary for higher education and employment. a deeper appreciation of scientific methods. Teachers must have the skills, confidence and resources to

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Quality assurance of teachers’ continuing professional

Details: In some high-performing education systems, there is no perceived need for quality assurance because the whole system is assumed to be high-quality. In some other professions, for example in healthcare, quality assurance not only makes sure that CPD meets required standards, but also regulates who provides CPD and what they offer.

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Wellcome Trust CONSULTATION RESPONSE Purpose and …

Details: Education can be evaluated at different levels – individual pupil level, school level and system level. Currently, these different levels are primarily evaluated by metrics that focus on academic qualifications. This is a narrow scope of assessment which should be broadened.

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Acquisition of Science Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy in

Details: extents, during their initial teacher education programme. However, developing into an effective teacher requires more than just the substantive and syntactic knowledge of the subject. ‘…just knowing the content well was really important, just knowing the …

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Progress towards the Wellcome CPD Challenge: first interim

Details: education professionals interested in teachers’ CPD Key findings Since joining the Challenge, schools have made significant progress towards ensuring that staff access at least 35 hours of …

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Evaluation of the Primary Science Campaign

Details: education.2 This report presents data captured from schools in England using Explorify in the 2019/2020 academic year to explore the outcomes and impacts of the campaign on science delivery and compares science delivery to similar schools not using the resource, which are referred to as comparator schools within this report. Approach

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The Role of Scientists in Public Debate

Details: A lack of public knowledge, education and/or interest in science is regarded as a barrier by three in four scientists, and a third also perceive the media in this light. Ł The main sources of information scientists think the public use for information about scientific research and its

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‘State of the nation’ report of UK primary science education

Details: The vision of our five-year primary science campaign is that all pupils will experience an exciting, inspiring and relevant science education at primary school. Read our report on primary science education delivery across the UK.

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Department for Education: National Curriculum for science

Details: Department for Education: National Curriculum for science: Key Stages 1 and 2 – Draft July 2012 1 Department for Education: National Curriculum for science: Key Stages 1 and 2 – Draft Response by the Wellcome Trust July 2012 Key Points 1. There is an urgent need to increase the value placed upon science in primary schools.

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New research to investigate if neuroscience can improve

Details: The Education Endowment Foundation is a charity set up in 2011 by the Sutton Trust as lead foundation in partnership with Impetus Trust, with a Department for Education grant of £125m. It is dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement.

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Science 'not a priority' for primary schools

Details: Hilary Leevers, Head of Education and Learning at Wellcome, said: “Right now, science isn’t prioritised enough in most primary schools and not enough time is being devoted to the subject. Wellcome recommends a minimum two hours of science teaching a week and we’re looking to support teachers to achieve this.

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How do you get children from disadvantaged backgrounds

Details: As with many things, education plays a key part. In the UK, we have a high-quality education system, with British students ranking fifteenth internationally (opens in a new tab) in science. This year also saw an increase in the number of students in England studying sciences (opens in a new tab) for their A levels.

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Department for Education: Reform of the National

Details: education and should be explicitly specified as an aim of the science curriculum and its assessment arrangements. • We believe the ideal approach to introducing a new National Curriculum for science would be through phased implementation. We are concerned that the Department’s

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PhD Programmes for Health Professionals Grant Funding

Details: Watch a webinar recording about PhD Programmes for Health Professionals (opens in a new tab), which took place on 14 January 2021. You can also view the PhD Programmes for Health Professionals webinar presentation [PDF 540KB] Find out how Wellcome wants to create a …

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Using neuroscience to design education interventions: what

Details: There's a growing recognition in the UK that teaching needs to be a research-literate profession. When teachers use evidence from education research it helps them innovate and overcome barriers to progression and attainment (opens in a new tab).. Interest in applying neuroscience evidence in education (opens in a new tab) has been growing globally and teachers have told us [PDF 650KB] …

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WELLCOME – RESEARCH CULTURE

Details: If we look at UK Higher Education research specifically, it is considered world-leading, impactful, generating growth and conducted with integrity. For example, Universities UK highlights the following markers of success: • “76% of research at higher education institutions was considered as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally

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Solving the STEM shortage: CPD improves science teacher

Details: New research shows that continuing professional development (CPD) can play a significant role in retaining science teachers and improving science education. are much more likely to remain in teaching. One in 12 teachers who did not participate in STEM Learning CPD left teaching in the following year. This changes to 1 in 30 for those who did

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Royal Society & British Academy Call for Views: Education

Details: education available to all young people. Supporting teachers and creating a robust evidence base is at the heart of our education work. What Wellcome funds 2. We fund education research through response- mode competitive grant funding, direct commissioning of research activity and a small amount of in-house research. Over the

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Science learning outside the classroom is undervalued, new

Details: Museum visits, science festivals and theatre performances could all contribute to learning about science, but the UK science education community - from schools and the government to informal science learning providers - is failing to recognise their value, according to research commissioned and published by the Wellcome Trust. As a result, many schools are missing out on valuable opportunities

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Progress towards the Wellcome CPD Challenge

Details: September 2018. Sheffield Institute of Education, part of Sheffield Hallam University (SIOE) is managing this pilot on Wellcome’s behalf. 40 primary, secondary and special schools in South Yorkshire have been tasked with meeting a set of carefully researched and …

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Wellcome Trust Monitor: Wave 2

Details: education to shape our work, noting, for example, the need for greater access to information about science careers. The full datasets of both Waves 1 and 2 …

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Improving primary science

Details: “The goal of science education is not knowledge of a body of facts and theories but a progression towards key ideas which enable understanding of events and phenomena of relevance to students’ lives.”18 To achieve this goal, teachers need access to high-quality science-specific CPD. Paradoxically, our deployment study

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Review of diversity and inclusion literature and an

Details: debates over open access, public engagement, science education and research careers, Wellcome’s reach and influence across biomedical, health and broader research communities means that it can help to shift the terms of such debates, and inspire wider change in …

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A review of Ofsted inspection reports: science

Details: respect to both its quality and quantity - it is an invaluable part of science education. These recommendations are similar to those in the 2013 Ofsted report, Maintaining Curiosity. Background . Science is a core subject alongside English and mathematics for primary and secondary schools in England and is studied until the age of 16.

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Anti-racism Expert Group Wellcome

Details: Nicola Rollock is an academic, consultant and public speaker specialising in racial justice in education and the workplace. She is Special Adviser on Race and Higher Education to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, and Specialist Adviser to the Home Affairs’ Select Committee’s ‘Macpherson: 21 Years on Inquiry’.

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HSS Seed/Small Grant

Details: Higher Education Funding Council). If your salary is being funded from more than one source, please provide details of all funding sources, including their relative contributions. If there are any ties on intellectual property rights or publications arising from research you undertake, please contact the Wellcome Trust for advice.

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