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The Royal Society has launched an ambitious project to set out a vision for how the UK can develop an inspiring and high performing science and mathematics education system over the next 15—20 years.
The work is led by the Vision Committee which includes scientists, education experts, teachers and former politicians. They have developed their ideas and are now consulting widely on what others – experts and non-experts alike – think of their vision and how it can be developed.
"We want an inspirational education system that will deliver both scientifically and technologically informed, engaged citizens and appropriate numbers of qualified people who wish to take up science and technology-based careers."Sir Martin Taylor FRS, Chair of the Vision Committee
The committee is reviewing how the UK can create a system which provides all young people with inspirational and relevant science and mathematics education by 2030. It is asking questions about our educational institutions, teaching workforce, curriculum and assessment and accountability mechanisms.
We’d like to hear your views on what the UK’s science and mathematics education system should look like in 15-20 years, and how this can be achieved.
If you have ideas for the future of education, please share these on our discussion forum.
The survey for teachers and education professionals will be available soon.
The committee is examining, specifically for science and mathematics:
During the consultation period, we are commissioning research which will provide evidence for the project in the areas of digital technology, neuroscience and psychology, curriculum, inter-disciplinarity and links of science and mathematics with other subjects, science and maths skills and society, students attitudes, engagement and participation and the science and maths teaching workforce.
The committee believes that these three elements are at the heart of an inspirational education system:
If you would like to comment on these principles then please do so through the survey.
The world in 2030 will be very different from that of today. Major changes are likely to take place over the next decades in terms of human population numbers and lifespans, the environment and new technologies. Individuals with the right skills and knowledge will be better equipped to adapt to this uncertain future.
Being informed about science and mathematics is part of our culture. The democratic process should enable citizens to participate fully in a society which is increasingly influenced by scientific understanding and the creation and use of technology.
Evidence-based and taking into account a broad range of stakeholders’ views, the vision will set out the essential features of a future world-class, high-performing education system, particularly with respect to science and mathematics.
Our survey for teachers and education professionals will be available soon.
The Vision project is led by a Vision Committee, made up of experts. Sir Martin Taylor FRS is chair of the Vision Committee.
Regional workshopswill be held in June 2013
Workshop at The Big Bang Fairheld in March 2013
Discussion forumopened March 2013
Project details, Committee and call for viewsannounced in 2012
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