Institute of Education


The Science Capital Teaching Approach

Engaging students with science, promoting social justice

The Science Capital Teaching Approach is designed to support teachers in helping students find more meaning and relevance in science and, as a result, engage more with the subject. 

The ideas for the approach were co-developed and trialled over four years between Enterprising Science researchers and 43 secondary science teachers in England.


We hope you find the following Science Capital Teaching Approach resources useful.

Science capital teaching

Download, read and use the teacher’s pack for a comprehensive introduction to the approach, including exercises and photocopiable resources

Download 'The Science Capital Teaching Approach' (pdf, 1MB)

We'd love to know what you think! Share your thoughts, views and experiences by emailing ioe.sciencecapital@ucl.ac.uk

Watch some of our teachers explaining their experience of the approach and why they think it is valuable

See also

Watch and share the animation describing the approach in a nutshell

Snapshot of the key outcomes of the Science Capital Teaching Approach

Click on the infographic to expand it.