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ERIC Number: ED525541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Leading Practice in Space Education: Successful Approaches by Specialist Schools
Schools Network
The aim of the Government's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programme is to ensure Britain's future success as a major centre for science, engineering and innovation. Specialist science, technology, engineering and maths & computing colleges help to drive this programme by becoming centres of excellence in STEM subjects. They develop learning and teaching approaches and opportunities in STEM subjects that motivate and inspire learners. This report describes varied examples of the effective use of space in the curriculum to achieve these aims. Contributing schools were all part of the Leading Space Education Programme that was funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). A network of 30 specialist schools was established and supported by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) to develop and embed high-quality, space-themed educational practice. Each section gives a flavour of how space can enhance practice in schools through curriculum innovation, extended-curriculum activities, network activities and STEM in the community. The report finishes with some tips and guidance to help other schools to implement space curriculum approaches.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Schools Network
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom