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Education Principles

Learning Lab offers impactful learning experiences by giving context to STEM, exploring topics that are relevant to learners, and making connections to the real world. Pupils are inspired by real scientists, engaged in practical group activities, and encouraged to celebrate and share their learning at home.


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Inspiring

Creates a sense of excitement and wonder around STEM and introduces learners to STEM careers. 

 


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Learner-focussed  

Allows learners to express themselves; to build from their own starting point; and celebrates achievements

 


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Building the scientist

Builds scientific thinking, develops practical skills, and takes place over several weeks to enable impact.

 

 


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Relevant  

Presents relevant, topical issues; enables connections to the world of work; and links to the local curriculum.  

 

 


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Collaborative  

Provides opportunities for learners to share ideas, involves teamwork and builds citizenship.  

 

 


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Accessible

Suits classroom, home, and blended learning; is easy to use; and inclusive.

 

 


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Building the community  

Provides family learning opportunities and support.  

 

 


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Supports Curriculum experiences and outcomes, provides a structure for interdisciplinary learning and increases teacher confidence in STEM.  

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