To celebrate International Science Centre and Science Museum day we are launching our new animation about science capital and the informal science sector. Museums, science centres, festivals and roadshows are just some of the places where people can enjoy science, … Continue reading Animation: Science capital and the informal science sector
The Enterprising Science research team at University College London and Kings College London have produced a pack of resources based on their research to help teachers engage students with science. The Science Capital Teaching Approach – engaging students with science, promoting social … Continue reading The science capital teaching approach – teacher’s pack
See the latest Enterprising Science project video animation about a science capital teaching approach, broadening what counts in the science classroom and challenging science stereotypes. You can find more science capital videos and resources from the University College London research team here… You … Continue reading Animation: A science capital teaching approach
See our Enterprising Science project video animation on the science capital approach to understanding science engagement. This animation shows how engagement with science can be understood through an analogy of a burning candle, where the flame represents someone’s engagement with science. … Continue reading Animation: A science capital approach to building science engagement
Our Science Museum Group vision is for ‘a society that celebrates science, technology and engineering and their impact on our lives, now and in the future’. So why is this such an important cause? Love it, hate it or never … Continue reading Why is STEM important for society?
I’m not sure now when I first encountered science capital, but I know it was after the Wellcome Trust had published their Review of Informal Science Learning. In the recommendations it suggested that links between research and practice were strengthened … Continue reading Science capital, museums and me
Science engagement is at the heart of what we do in our museums, and science capital provides us with a research based insight which builds on our understanding of what influences and shapes people’s engagement and attitudes towards science. Every … Continue reading Our science engagement reflection tool
Science capital research has highlighted the need to create links between young people’s science experiences at school, home, and out of school (for example, in museums). Such links deepen learning, and promote the relevance of science to young people’s everyday … Continue reading Developing our See, Link, Wonder resource to help increase engagement with science using objects and images
The research into science capital has identified 8 dimensions of science capital which effect a person’s connection and relationship with science. Understanding what these influences are can help us to design and deliver learning opportunities which can help more people … Continue reading What influences science capital: The eight dimensions
Science capital is a concept which gives us a valuable insight into why and how some people participate in and engage with STEM related experiences – and why some do not. Science capital itself is a measure of your engagement … Continue reading What is science capital?