Empower teachers and technicians with the skills to embed student-led research in their schools with new course
IRIS announces a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course for teachers and technicians. The four-day course titled Beyond the curriculum: Bringing STEM to life through authentic student-led research will be held at the National STEM Learning Centre in York. IRIS developed the course to guide teachers and technicians on how to embed authentic research opportunities across their school curriculum.
The CPD sessions, geared towards teachers of STEM subjects in secondary, sixth form or 16 to 18 education, will explore the impact of student-led research and how it creates opportunities for students. Course leaders will use the IRIS model, which has been established in collaboration with academic and industrial partners, to demonstrate how student-led research can capture talent and remove barriers. They will also take teachers and technicians through the process of carrying out authentic research from the conception of an idea, right through to presenting at conference.
Courses like these form a key part of the national STEM Research and Innovation Framework, launching in September 2021. The R&I Framework will bring together best practice from the education, research and charity communities to enable school leaders to develop an effective whole school strategy to support science, technology, engineering and maths within their school.