When designing learning resources, activities and events as part of the Enterprising Science project, we have repeatedly tried to create connections between science and students’ homes, families and local communities. This isn’t easy, but it’s always at the forefront of … Continue reading Getting teachers thinking about how to extend classroom activities into the home
We know from research that many young people grow up thinking that science is not for them. They might think that it’s too hard, too boring or just irrelevant to their future careers and aspirations. They might think they are … Continue reading How Science Capital shaped Wonderlab: the Statoil gallery
We’ve been working on an auditing and reflection tool based on the science capital dimensions, to see what it could tell us about our practice. I checked out the Science Museum’s Cravings exhibition (before it closed) with it in hand. The … Continue reading Connecting personal experiences to the Science Museum’s Cravings exhibition
The Science Museum Group is piloting an auditing tool to help us reflect on our current offer and shape the design of our experiences and resources. Informed by the science capital dimensions, this practical tool can help identify best practice and … Continue reading Developing a research-informed auditing and reflection tool
Enterprising Science is a five-year partnership (2013-2017) across the Science Museum Group and King’s College London, supported by BP. This research and development project uses the concept of science capital (science-related qualifications, interest, literacy and social contacts) to understand how … Continue reading What is the Enterprising Science project?
The following is an extract from Science capital made clear. This publication was written by the Enterprising Science team at King’s College London: Clarifying common misconceptions The concept of science capital is gaining prominence within science education and informal science learning … Continue reading Myth-busting about science capital