Committee examines teaching of STEM subjects

03 February 2010

The Children, Schools and Families Committee, which is examining the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects, holds an evidence session at 9.30am that focuses on the teaching of science.


  • Professor Sir John Holman, National STEM Director, DCSF; Director, National Science Learning Centre
  • Professor Peter Main, Director, Education and Science, Institute of Physics
  • Dr John Oversby, History and Philosophy for Science Teaching project (Reading University); Association for Science Education
  • David Perks, Head of Physics, Graveney School, Tooting
  • Professor Derek Bell, Head of Education, Wellcome Trust

The purpose of the session is to examine:

  • the recruitment and initial training of science teachers
  • the professional development of science teachers
  • the science and curriculum qualifications

The Committee will consider the teaching of mathematics and engineering in a separate evidence session on 10 February.

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