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Course for Teachers of Science


This one week course for primary and secondary school teachers on the theme of "Making Science More Attractive" provides:

  • an insight into the teaching of science in British schools
  • an opportunity to compare the teaching of science in different European countries, to exchange ideas and develop links with teachers from other countries
  • an opportunity to attend stimulating scientific lectures and workshops and gain new inspiration and teaching ideas for their science classes (at primary or secondary level)
  • an introduction to CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) focusing on science
  • a visit to the Science Museum and/or Natural History Museum in London

The course takes place every year during THE CHELTENHAM SCIENCE FESTIVAL, an important national annual festival featuring some of Britain's great thinkers and scientists.

Themes from recent festivals have included 'Human Enhancement' and 'Sustainable World'. Lecture topics have included 'The Power of Fusion', 'Astrobiology', 'Climate Engineering', 'Our Earth: The Big Bang & Beyond', 'Sperm Warfare', 'The Future of Stem Cells'.

The festival offers a rich programme of science events (biology, physics and chemistry) for primary and secondary schools, run by teams from the Science Museum, Bristol University, etc. Previous topics for schools have included 'Fire, Ice and Air', 'Chemical Clocks', 'When is a Gas not a Gas?', 'We are What we Eat', 'The Teenage Brain'.

Groups

Please contact us if you would like us to make proposals for a course for a group of teachers.

Individuals

Individual teachers and groups are invited to enrol on the course below. (Click on each course for full details).

2017
Cheltenham3 June -11 JuneCourse infoLocation info
2018
Cheltenham2 June - 10 JuneCourse infoLocation info
35 YEARS' EXPERIENCE

IN TRAINING EUROPEAN EDUCATORS

ON BEHALF OF MINISTRIES OF EDUCATION
HOW TO APPLY FOR ERASMUS+ GRANTS

For information on how schools and colleges can apply for Erasmus+ (Erasmus Plus) funding for their teachers to attend ISP courses in the UK click here.

Teachers who already have funding are invited to enrol on any ISP course.