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Previous newsletters

Catch up with previous Education and Learning newletters.

May 2018

Explorify have released a specially curated set of activities for primary schools in the lead up to the Great Science Share on 19 June. The campaign encourages pupils to take the lead and showcase school science across the UK.

Read our May 2018 newsletter

March 2018

Our report, Developing great subject teaching, finds that UK teachers are less likely to participate in subject-specific continuing professional development (CPD), even though it is more beneficial than generic, pedagogic CPD. 

Read our March 2018 newsletter

January 2018

In this edition, we put the spotlight on the science of learning. We've also launched two new funding schemes in partnership with the Education Endowment Foundation which support research to improve science education and teacher retention.

Read our January 2018 newsletter

September 2017

We’ve launched Explorify, an exciting programme of free activities for UK primary school teachers to spark curiosity, develop thinking skills and increase impact. 

Read our September 2017 newsletter

May 2017

We're supporting five new informal science learning projects. The projects will help to increase understanding of how informal science learning activities affect children and young people’s enjoyment and understanding of science.

Read our May 2017 newsletter

March 2017

Our new funding scheme supports researchers who want to explore the best ways to assess students’ practical science skills. The research will be used to inform our recommendations for future GCSE and A-level reform.

Read our March 2017 newsletter

January 2017

We've developed resources to help teachers and students when thinking about ethics and extended project qualifications.

Read our January 2017 newsletter

September 2016

We're working with the BBC on The Big Food Survey, encouraging students to get involved in the UK’s biggest ever food and health survey for 12 and 13 year olds.

Read our September 2016 newsletter

May 2016

The Crunch school resources kits are being delivered to every school and further education college in the UK, and they're completely free. 

Read our May 2016 newsletter

March 2016

The Zika virus appears to have emerged out of nowhere, causing widespread health concerns throughout the world after decades of relative silence.

Watch our new animation to explore why has this occurred now, and what can be done to prevent it from happening again.

Read our March 2016 newsletter

January 2016

Fat is a word that carries a lot of weight, conjuring up topics as diverse as obesity, hibernation, what we eat and how we cook it. 

In our January issue of Big Picture, we get to grips with the greasy world of fats and lipids to find out what they do, not just inside us and other organisms, but also in the world around us.

Read our January 2016 newsletter

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