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ERIC Number: EJ911867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1377
Science Learning Centres Roundup
Education in Science, n239 p22 Sep 2010
The national network of Science Learning Centres aims to raise the quality of science teaching from Key Stage 1 through post-16 (ages 5-19). Short courses are provided locally through the regional Science Learning Centres and longer, more intensive programmes are available at the National Science Learning Centre in York. There are a growing number of science courses available, and schools and colleges are diversifying the range of options to meet the needs of their students. Vocational courses are increasingly popular and provide a real life context and focus for the teaching and learning of science. This year, in response to demand from schools and colleges, the regional programme contains two brand new courses that focus on teaching Applied Sciences. In addition to the regional courses, the National Science Learning Centre also runs a two-part course, Successful Vocational and Applied Pathways (14-19 Science), which helps teachers leading vocational courses to identify and develop teaching strategies needed for vocationally-orientated curricula.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom