In part one of our Science Capital in Practice: Foundations for the Future blog series, we explore how taking a science capital approach has helped partner organisations to build and broaden their audiences.
Maxwell Hamilton describes how we challenged ourselves to reflect on the everyday examples, and the language we used in content we created for BBC Bitesize Daily as part of Science Week. He shares how we worked to make the content relevant to the audience of at home students.
Research around science capital highlights that there isn’t a single place, action or experience alone that will help improve engagement and equity around STEM. Our booklet pulls together science engagement and science capital research to answer the question, what role can informal learning environments play?
When you think of a science museum, maths may not come to mind. Our museums go beyond science and tell stories from all aspects of STEM. In the second post of our ‘maths engagement’ series, Jess Sashaw unlocks the maths behind some of our collection themes.
At the beginning of 2020, we started a project to develop a maths engagement offer for the Science Museum group Academy. Jess Sashaw, Academy Programme Leader, has been looking at our learning offer, and in this post reflects on the importance and value of maths engagement.
In September, the Explainer team at the Science and Industry Museum reflected on their current practice and refreshed their knowledge of science capital. This posts shares the good practice happening within their programme and the opportunities the science capital approach offers.
Emilia McKenzie, Digital Manager, Learning for the Science Museum Group, presented at the Museums and the Web conference in Boston in April 2019. Here she shares an abridged summary of the workshop she delivered, which focused on using digital to facilitate object engagement.
In February we delivered a day of activities, as part of the K+ Kings Widening Participation Programme, in the Science Museum, London, for a group of 40 young people aged 16-18. Here we share the day’s potential to highlight STEM skills and careers.
How can we build a ‘community of good practice’? This March we launched the Manchester hub of the Science Museum Group Academy, and announced our ‘Science Capital in Practice’ programme, in collaboration with the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC).