Becky Parker is a professor of Physics who was awarded an MBE in 2008. Alongside her role as director for the Institute for Research in Schools, an organisation that seeks to transform STEM education through access to real science, she has also taught, and still teaches at a variety of schools.
With the drive for 21st Century skills, we're often discussing the importance of real-life learning in education. This could come in the form of practical hands-on activities, or even just using news stories and contextual examples to enrich the topic. But what if we could take this one step further and actually get students involved in real scientific research?