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Tagged With: science education

Teaching: first resort or last resort?

By Ben Connor, Policy Officer, British Ecological Society Does the UK Government have a joined up strategy for teacher recruitment and training? According to Chris Waterman, speaking at the recent Education Policy Lunchbox, the simple answer is ‘no’. Waterman, the former Executive Director of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS), whose educational experience … Continue reading »

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A Credit to the Society of Biology

By Philippa Skett, intern at the Society of Biology This week the Society of Biology held the Degree Accreditation Awards Ceremony to celebrate the four universities that have successfully had undergraduate bioscience degrees accredited. As a recent biology graduate myself, I went along to learn just what these courses were, and why they are becoming … Continue reading »

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The Lightyear Foundation: bringing science to life in Ghana

In June, Dr Yalda Javadi, postdoctoral scientist at the University of Cambridge and Editor for Ionic Magazine, spent two weeks in Ghana with a team of volunteers from the Lightyear Foundation, developing practical science classes in Ghanaian schools. The aim of Lightyear is to make science come alive through engaging, hands-on experiments using materials easily … Continue reading »

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