Research and analysis

Evaluation of the science learning centre network

This research report presents the findings from an evaluation of the network of science learning centres.



The Wellcome Trust and the Department for Education commissioned this research to evaluate the national network of science learning centres (SLCs).

The national network of SLCs was set up in the context of a wide range of reports and strategies which called for the education system to provide more and better science literate people. To this end, the network provides quality science-specific continuing professional development (CPD) to educators.

The main focus of this evaluation has been to understand the effectiveness of the delivery mechanism, the impact of the CPD activity that has been delivered, and options for future strategy and sustainability of the SLC Network.

Published 20 December 2012