Thinking Doing Talking Science
Project start date: January 2020
Part of a charitable organisation called The Oxford Trust, Science Oxford delivers a unique programme of STEM-based activities, events and clubs for primary and secondary school children, their teachers and families. They also run the Science Oxford Centre, the UK’s first integrated indoor-outdoor hands-on science centre for primary and early years. For more information, see scienceoxford.com
One of Science Oxford’s flagship projects, Thinking Doing Talking Science (TDTS) is a national primary science CPD programme, developed in partnership with Oxford Brookes University. It was based on an original project funded by the AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust (former name of PSTT). It has now been the subject of two large scale evaluations, funded by the Education Endowment Foundation. These have shown that TDTS can make a significant difference to pupil attainment, interest and self-efficacy in science.
The project is currently developing a strategy to roll out the CPD programme and expand the trainer network. Research will focus on how full impact can be retained at scale.