Real World Science Leadership Initiative: Transforming Learning in Science Through Collaboration With Museums
After a successful pilot year, we are inviting science leads from primary schools to participate in this free, year-long programme, delivered by the Great North Museum: Hancock, funded by the Foyle Foundation and run in collaboration with STEM Learning, North Tyneside Learning Trust and the Natural History Museum.
The programme runs as 6 sessions (2 full day and 4 half day) through the academic year 2018/19 and is free to participating schools. Museum staff and local experts will work with primary science leaders to:
- increase the teachers’ knowledge of the human and physical resources of museums which can be used to support science learning, using the Great North Museum: Hancock as an example;
- give science leaders access to areas of the museum and to experts in order to develop their own knowledge and skills for dissemination among their colleagues;
- support science leaders in developing a programme of museum visits to explore enquiry and object based learning, teaching at greater depth and mastery learning in the science curriculum;
- increase science leaders’ networks of people and organisations who can support science learning in your school;