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Teaching of STEM subjects

Here you can browse the Minutes of Evidence which were ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 3 February 2010.

Oral evidence

Taken before the Children, Schools and Families Committee

on Wednesday 3 February 2010

Members present:

Mr Barry Sheerman (Chairman)
Annette BrookeMr Andrew Pelling
Ms Karen BuckHelen Southworth
Mr David ChaytorMr Edward Timpson
Paul Holmes


Memorandum submitted by the Institute of Physics

Memorandum submitted by Dr John Oversby

Witnesses: Professor Derek Bell, Head of Education, Wellcome Trust, Professor Sir John Holman, National STEM Director, DCSF and Director, National Science Learning Centre, Professor Peter Main, Director, Education and Science, Institute of Physics, Dr John Oversby,[1] History and Philosophy for Science Teaching Project (Reading University), Association for Science Education, and David Perks, Head of Physics, Graveney School, Tooting, gave evidence.

Question Numbers


1   Note by witness: Please note an article on neuroscience-relevant to Qq 25-29. Harlen W (2010) "What do studies of the brain tell us about learning?" Education in Science (February 2010) 28-29 ASE, Hatfield. Back

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