Science capital: teacher handbook for download in English and Portuguese
Resource from the Primary Science Capital Project at UCL is part of the STEM Girls training promoted by the British Council and the STEM Education Hub. The material aims to develop a science capital informed pedagogical approach for use starting at primary schools.
In the fourth week of the STEM Girls: Educating Future Scientists, Dr Jessica Hamer (King’s College London) and Dr. Jenny Search (Center for Life) led a session to discuss the science capital approach with a focus on gender and STEM. Among the activities, they presented a teaching resource to support teachers while developing a science capital pedagogical approach.
The material was produced by the Primary Science Capital Project and is shaped by applied action research developed in partnership with teachers.
Jessica and Jenny encourage the use of the material from primary schools to high school, adapting to the students’ needs. Both point that teachers can print a questionnaire available in the appendix of the publication and apply with the class to understand students’ perspectives and experiences of school and out-of-school science.
“The project aims to make a significant impact in primary science teaching by meeting the strong and growing demand by practitioners for the secondary-developed Science Capital Teaching Approach.” – Primary Science Capital Teaching Approach (PSCTA)
Download the publication here (in English)