Neuroscience can improve educational outcomes, but teachers should be involved from early on in the design of interventions.
One answer is youth workers. They are developing and delivering inspiring science activities through Curiosity, our scheme with BBC Children in Need.
Hilary Leevers, Head of Education and Learning, explains why it’s so important for children across the UK to experience great science teaching at primary school, and how Explorify, our new free online resource, can help.
Wellcome is partnering with BBC Children in Need to launch Curiosity, a £2 million funding scheme for exciting and engaging science activities aimed at children and young people experiencing disadvantage in the UK.
Wellcome, the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are supporting five major projects to understand the differences that informal science learning activities can make to children and young people’s enjoyment and understanding of science.
Hilary Leevers, Head of Education and Learning, says our education system needs to increase hands-on, experimental work in science subjects to inspire young people and meet their skills needs.