On 7th February 2018, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science formally launched an exciting new science resource for teaching and learning called Science for a Successful Scotland surrounded by a host of pupils at Knightswood Secondary School.
The SCQF level 4 accredited resource is designed to be used with groups of adult and family learners in the community, and is the product of a two year partnership between WEA and the College, with the charity commissioning the writing and piloting the developing paper and interactive online resource with over 20 adult learners in the community. A further 60 adult education and school teachers were trained in the use of the resource prior to the launch, with the resource now being used widely in Glasgow and the west of Scotland region.
Through the resource learners, particularly parents, have the opportunity to increase their knowledge of science and STEM learning, supporting progression pathways into College and employment, as well as develop important skills such as communication and numeracy. Glasgow Clyde College is supporting the roll-out and accessibility of the resource with the development of an interactive e-learning version for students and the wider community to access.
The resource, endorsed by Education Scotland, makes an important contribution to the STEM Education and Training Strategy for Scotland which aims to support and encourage all ages to develop their own STEM skills throughout life.
The resource is freely available for anyone to use on the College’s ‘MyClyde’ portal: http://myclyde.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=108