What makes the HEP Science Curriculum different?

Brenda Hayles, the mind behind the HEP Science Curriculum, started her journey with science from a source that we all hope to have in our lives – a great teacher!

Making science relevant

In an interview last week, however, she mentioned even that wasn’t enough to propel her to a full-blown career in science. Her education equipped her with “a string of facts” which improved her life chances, but never felt relevant to her daily life. With the HEP Science Curriculum, she strives to eliminate the disconnect between school and life. She says, “It’s about breathing their life into the curriculum and using everyday life to access the curriculum.”

What do the resources include?

Brenda gave me a brief overview about what the HEP Science Curriculum includes, and it’s actually a lot more than just the booklets (with awesome illustrations!) that you can order on the HEP Booking Hub. There are also PowerPoints, progression maps, unit overviews, and more, giving teachers all the science resources they need for primary years 3-5.

Keeping up with the curriculum

Brenda will also be hosting CPD sessions on how to use the HEP Science Curriculum this month, so sign up quickly (also on the Booking Hub), and follow her on Twitter @advisoryscience.

For more about the HEP Science Curriculum from Brenda herself, listen to the interview on the HEP Talks podcast, which you can find on Apple, Google, and Spotify.

“For a child, learning has to be useful now to be worthwhile.” – Brenda Hayles

About the Author:

Luke Kemper

Luke Kemper is Insight and Intelligence Lead at HEP. He recently graduated from the University of Cambridge with an MPhil in Education, Globalisation and International Development. Before that, he worked for seven years as a university lecturer and high school teacher in China and Poland.

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