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.

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


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

Dull Addysgu'r Brifddinas Wyddoniaeth (pdf, 1MB)


See also:

Improving Science Participation policy overview (pdf, 1MB)

  • Would you like to request hard copies of 'The Science Capital Teaching Approach' pack? Email us using the subject line 'Science Capital Teaching Approach - Request for hard copies'.
  • Planning to train others on the Science Capital Teaching Approach? Contact us for additional resources, including an introduction video by Professor Louise Archer.
  • We'd love to know what you think! Share your thoughts, views and experiences.

Email us at 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