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The Royal Society held a workshop with the British Science Association’s CREST Youth Panel, a group of 13-19 year old science, mathematics and technology advocates from across the UK. The British Science Association’s CREST Youth Panel told the Vision team at The Big Bang Fair in March why it was important to learn science and maths, what science and maths should be taught in the future, how it should be taught, and who should be teaching it.
Facilitated by Kate Bellingham (TV presenter, engineer and physics teacher), the session provoked thoughtful debate on what the future of science and mathematics education should look like, culminating in the creation of a “manifesto for science and mathematics education”, aimed at senior UK politicians.
Download the Manifesto here.
Watch the video below for highlights from the workshop.
Here, Paul Jackson, Chief Executive of EngineeringUK, the organisers of the Fair, explains why he thinks it is important to learn science and maths, how young people can best prepare themselves for a career in these areas, and which new ways of learning he envisages in the future:
Here we find out people’s views on the importance of learning science and maths, the future challenges and problems they think science can help us find solutions to, and who they think learning science and maths will be particularly important for – all citizens or just the experts?
In this video we ask what makes a great teacher, explore ways of learning science and maths that might become more common over the next 15-20 years – and uncover how young people think they learn best and what they enjoy most about learning these subjects, which could inform how science is taught in the future:
Employers and current apprentices tell us about the importance of multiple study and career pathways for students wishing to enter science- and technology-based careers, and how industry could play a bigger role in science and maths education over the next 15-20 years:
What are your thoughts on the topics raised above? Post your ideas on our discussion board.
The Vision project is led by a Vision Committee, made up of experts. Sir Martin Taylor FRS is chair of the Vision Committee.
Regional teacher workshopsheld in June 2013
Future of science workshopheld in June 2013
Accountability workshop held in May 2013
Research programmecommissioned April 2013
Online discussion forumopened May 2013
Workshop at The Big Bang Fairheld in March 2013
Project details, Committee and call for viewsannounced in 2012
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