Recent changes in the way in which practical work is assessed in schools have brought the nature and purpose of practical work very much to the foreground. Recent UYSEG research has focused on teaching and learning through open-ended and independent projects in upper high school science.
- Read our report 'Young Researchers - A rapid evidence review of practical independent research projects in science' to the Wellcome Trust on the opportunities young people have to experience what it is like to work as a scientist through undertaking an independent research project
- Case studies of twelve teachers and how they enable open-ended investigative work in school science can be read in our report Practical, open-ended and extended investigative projects in science (PDF , 1,738kb)
- Practical Independent Research Projects in science: a synthesis and evaluation of the evidence of impact on high school students
- Being a scientist: the role of practical research projects in school science
- Open-ended investigations in high school science: teacher learning intentions, approaches and perspectives