Current projects at the Centre for Research in Scientific and Technological Learning and Education

Ongoing projects

Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS)

The Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project is funded by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) and based at Bath Spa University’s School of Education.

It aims to develop support for valid, reliable and manageable teacher assessment, which can have a positive impact on children’s learning.

Enhancing the Learning Sciences within Primary Initial Teacher Education

In partnership with the Wellcome Collection Trust, Enhancing the Learning Sciences within Primary Initial Teacher Education brings together an interdisciplinary team to design and trial materials with ITE primary trainee teachers on Primary PGCE or School Direct routes.

Thinking, Doing, Talking Science (TDTS)

Thinking Doing Talking Science (TDTS) is a programme that aims to make science lessons in primary schools more practical, creative and challenging.


STEAM Power Creative Structures linked PGCE secondary art and mathematics trainee teachers with Bristol M Shed museum and Threeways ssschools for children with special needs.

It explores interdisciplinary concepts and constructions stimulated by the architecture and geometry of Bristol Harbour. 

Head quarters blog

Written in part by Pete EtchellsHead quarters is a blog published by the Guardian that aims to explain some of the fascinating discoveries of psychology research and reveals how psychologists go about their work. 

Forest of Imagination

Forest of Imagination is a four-day participatory, contemporary arts event and creative learning programme delivered by a collaborative team of local creative organisations in Bath.

The event transforms a familiar public place into an inclusive space for contemporary creativity and intuitive play, offering an immersive experience for participants through interactive installations, artworks and workshops. Forest of Imagination is free and open to all.

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