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Professional STEM Education Centre

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Mathematics Education

Mathematics Education is the field of knowledge and research that considers how people think about mathematics, how they learn it and how they teach it.

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Public Engagement with STEM

Open University academics are involved in a wide range of public engagement activities with both schools and the general public.

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STEM OpenLearn

A wide selection of openly accessible resources linked to STEM, extracted from our curriculum. Free badged courses for Cyber Security and Succeed with Maths...

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SS011 - Laboratory Skills for Science

This short residential school provides the opportunity for laboratory-based practical work, helping to build confidence in practical science techniques including recording, reporting and interpreting data.


SS021 - Laboratory Skills for Chemistry

This is the optional short residential school associated with S215. Some subject specific knowledge is required for this module and you should either be currently studying S215 or have previously completed S215 or its predecessor S205.



SS022 - Laboratory Skills for Biology and Health

A short lab-school providing the opportunity for laboratory-based practical work. The school focuses on the acquisition of, and screening for, antibiotic resistance in bacterial populations. It build on learning outcomes from modules such as S294 and SXHL288. 


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In addition to teaching on Open University modules our academics are engaged in ground breaking research that benefits individuals and society.

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