Science Capital

Science capital is a measure of someone’s engagement or relationship with science, how much they value it and whether they feel it is ‘for me’. Young people with high science capital are more likely to choose to study science subjects at a higher level.

Science Capital Teaching Approach

The Science Capital Teaching Approach helps students share personal experiences, and find their value and links to science content. The Science Capital Teaching Approach is easy to implement, broadening what students count as science, generating wider engagement in the classroom and helping them see science as a subject they can do.

Here’s the Institute of Education’s teacher’s pack on the Science Capital Teaching Approach if you’d like to find out more.