The Comino Foundation supports the Science & Engineering Education Research & Innovation Hub at the University of Manchester. Based within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
SEERIH’s mission is:
To enrich science, technology and engineering in Primary schools by combining and utilising the expertise of professional scientists and engineers, and teachers in curriculum, pedagogic and school linked innovations. This is achieved by:
- Engaging in-service primary and secondary teachers with innovative CPD opportunities aimed at enriching mainstream science and engineering teaching, learning and assessment.
- Enhancing the interaction between the University of Manchester’s academics and students with schools in Greater Manchester aimed at informing teaching and learning for all.
- Stimulating discussion and debate about excellence in primary science and engineering education across the education sector aimed at forging effective and critical collaborations.
SEERIH’s reach covers all 10 Local Authorities in Greater Manchester with a distribution of schools from the lowest socio-economic catchments to those in more affluent areas of the county. The Hub works actively with a range of partners such as the Primary Science Teaching Trust, the Expansive Education Network, Centre for Real World Learning, Huthwaite International, National Instruments and the Ideas Foundation. Information about the Hub can be viewed on a selection of their Video-Links.
For information about the range of innovative projects previously and currently underway, news, publications and events please visit SEERIH’s website.
In particular the SEERIH team was proud to be able to link their primary school resources to the 2014 CHRISTMAS LECTURES at the Royal Institution. Teacher resources from these lectures can be viewed under projects on the SEERIH website.
Dr Lynne Bianchi,
Director of the Science & Engineering Education Research and Innovation Hub,
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences,
University of Manchester,
Sackville Street Building, Room B50
Manchester, M13 9PL
Telephone: 0161 306 3991
Twitter handle @MancSERIH
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