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Practical work: a rapid evidence review of independent practical research projects

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. One question people are asking is what opportunities do young people have to experience what it is like to work as a scientist through undertaking an independent research project?

The Wellcome Trust asked UYSEG and colleagues at the UCL Institute of Education to carry out an international review of work on independent research projects. Please do have a look at what we found in our report.

If you would like to know more, please contact Judith Bennett at