Review of Informal Science Learning
In summer 2011 the Wellcome Trust commissioned two reports on informal science learning in the UK - that is, the learning of science in informal settings outside school, such as museums, science festivals and theatres.
Two reports were published in November 2012 - from GHK Consulting and from Stanford and Oregon State Universities - examining and analysing the evidence on the provision of informal science learning and its value to science education.
The Trust responded to the reports with a short commentary written by Clare Matterson, Director of Medical Humanities and Engagement at the Trust, and Sir John Holman, Senior Fellow for Education at the Trust.
Download Wellcome Trust commentary [PDF 215KB]