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    Report 1 August 2017 Updated 4 December 2019

    Science and the youth sector: the context of youth workers

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    Our report looks at what motivates youth workers, what their priorities are, and some of the challenges they face.

    Report 1 February 2017 Updated 7 February 2017

    Young people’s awareness and attitudes towards machine learning

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    Part of our Science Education Tracker, this report explores awareness of, and attitudes towards, machine learning among young people aged 14-19.

    Report 1 February 2017 Updated 7 February 2017

    Young people’s attitudes towards biomedicine

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    Part of our Science Education Tracker, this report explores young people’s attitudes towards biomedical research.

    Report 1 February 2017 Updated 9 February 2017

    Young people’s views on science education

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    Our Science Education Tracker is a survey of young people’s attitudes towards and experiences of science education and careers.

    Report 1 December 2016 Updated 7 March 2019

    Review of Ofsted school inspection reports 2015 to 2016

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    We review how Ofsted school inspections comment on science.

    Report 1 May 2016 Updated 19 May 2016

    Teacher Voice Omnibus Survey data

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    The key findings from seven questions commissioned by Wellcome as part of the Teacher Voice Omnibus survey, carried out by the NFER.

    Report 1 April 2016 Updated 19 May 2016

    A rapid evidence review of practical independent research projects in science

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    This report includes a literature review, interviews with key informants and five international case studies.

    Report 1 April 2016 Updated 19 May 2016

    Reflections from Wellcome on the impact of doing research projects

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    We highlight the key findings of our review of practical independent research projects in science, and suggest possible next steps.

    Report 1 February 2016 Updated 9 May 2016

    ‘STEM-ulating’ Youth Workers: a collaboration with the Prince's Trust

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    An overview of our training scheme for youth workers from the Prince’s Trust Fairbridge programme.

    Report 1 February 2016 Updated 4 May 2016

    ‘STEM-ulated’ Youth Workers: examples of STEM sessions developed by staff at The Prince's Trust

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    Details of the activities run by the Prince’s Trust Fairbridge staff after training from experts in informal science learning.

    Report 1 February 2016 Updated 9 June 2016

    Developing the Science Education Tracker

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    We commissioned focus groups to explore young people’s attitudes towards science.

    Report 1 September 2015 Updated 7 March 2019

    Review of Ofsted school inspection reports 2014 to 2015

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    A preliminary review of Ofsted’s full school inspection reports of primary and secondary schools to see how many mention science.

    Report 1 April 2015 Updated 19 May 2016

    The impact of a continuing professional development course for primary science specialists

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    These reports explore the quantifiable impacts and factors in schools that can influence the success of continuing professional development.

    Report 1 January 2015 Updated 5 July 2017

    A framework for governance

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    Our framework is designed to help governors take a strategic view of what matters in their school.

    Report 1 October 2014 Updated 4 May 2016

    Ensuring your research is ethical: a guide for Extended Project Qualification students

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    This guide helps students to think about how research ethics applies to their own independent research projects.

    Report 1 September 2014 Updated 4 May 2016

    Primary science: is it missing out?

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    Our recommendations for transforming primary science.

    Report 1 June 2014 Updated 4 May 2016

    Questions for governors

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    A framework to help school leaders and governors discuss ways to improve science and maths education.

    Report 1 May 2014 Updated 4 May 2016

    The perceived success of interventions in science education

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    A study exploring the features of successful science education interventions.

    Report 1 April 2014 Updated 19 May 2016

    Experiments in engagement

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    Our study identifies ten steps to maximise the success of engaging young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with informal science activities.

    Report 1 January 2014 Updated 4 May 2016

    How neuroscience is affecting education

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    This report presents data from a series of surveys that explored how neuroscience is affecting education and learning.

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