Welcome to the e-learning version of
Science for a Successful Scotland, which was funded by Glasgow Clyde Education
Foundation and developed in partnership between the Workers’ Educational Association
and Glasgow Clyde College.
The text and activities were written by Dr
Heather Reid, OBE, Alison Mclachlan and Daniel Sellers (“the Project Team”).
The e-learning version was produced by
Glasgow Clyde College working with the Project Team. The Write People for
Design designed the hard copy version and provided the logos and many of the
graphics for the e-learning version.
Science for a Successful Scotland is a learning
and teaching resource for tutors to use with learners. It has been funded by
Glasgow Clyde Education Foundation. It can be used to introduce science topics
in an interesting, engaging and inspiring way, and can be used to deliver
learning in community settings as well as in colleges and schools. It can be
used with young learners and with adults, including parents of children who are
making learning and career choices. It exists as a hard copy ‘book’ and as an
online e-learning resource. It contains learning and teaching materials such as
information, activities (including experiments), investigations and case studies.
Read more about why we have produced it,
who it's for, how it's structured, and how you can use it.
These taster activities can introduce the
idea of science as a topic for study. They can best be used with a group, with
thinking time and discussion.
who use science at work
Read about people who use science in their
everyday work and think about jobs you might be interested in.
Find out how Science for a Successful
Scotland can help produce evidence of learning against Curriculum for
Excellence Experiences and Outcomes and against SQA Core Skills.
Read our acknowledgements to find out
about the people and organisations who helped us by providing expertise,
advice, and opportunities to pilot and promote the resource. We want to say a
special thanks to the people who appeared in the case studies, and to their
employers, for getting involved so enthusiastically.
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