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Friday, June 7 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Primary science capital: a whole school teaching approach LIMITED
Limited Capacity seats available

The concept of science capital is a way of encapsulating all the science related knowledge, attitudes, experiences and social contacts that an individual may have. To help more students engage with science, the Science Capital Teaching Approach builds on good teaching practice. Professor Louise Archer will give an introduction to science capital and the Science Capital Teaching Approach which, to date, has been secondary focussed. Paul Tyler will share experiences of developing science capital at Mearns Primary in Glasgow and Ruth Shallcross will share experiences of working with diverse schools across London and the South East. The session will explore some of the nuances of developing science capital in a primary setting ahead of the UCL & Kings KCL Research and Development Project funded by The Primary Science Teaching Trust and The Ogden Trust Project.
Chaired by Louise Stubberfield 

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Louise Stubberfield

Programme Manager, Wellcome Trust
I am the programme manager for Primary Science at Wellcome. This includes Explorify - our free resource of engaging, creative science activities for primary school learning that has been designed to stimulate curiosity, discussion and debate.

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Ruth Shallcross

PSTT Regional Mentor, Primary Science Teaching Trust
Ruth Shallcross has been a Fellow of the Primary Science Teacher College since 2013. During her teaching career she has worked in three North London schools each with a contrasting pupil demographic. She has held a number of roles: class teacher, subject leader and most recently Assistant... Read More →
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Paul Tyler

Primary Science Educator, Topical Science Updates
Primary school teacher and Science Coordinator in a large primary school just outside Glasgow. Interested in all things primary science, Science Capital transitions to secondary and anything to do with Topical Science and Citizen Science. I produce a monthly Topical Science Update... Read More →