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Eurobarometer report 401 EB79.2 looks at Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), Science and Technology - public attitudes to science and technology. Covers engagement, attitudes, impact of science, ethics, young people, gender and open access. No mention of specific direct engagement experience such as museums or science centres.
The State of the UK's Birds 2013 has been produced by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) – and the UK Government’s statutory nature conservation agencies: Natural England (NE); Natural Resources Wales (NRW); Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA); Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH); and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC).
1.1. To support the best ideas and projects emerging from researchers.
1.2. To enable larger projects, including facilitating collaboration and interdisciplinarity.
1.3. To bring scholars together to address new research questions and agendas in themes and strategic initiatives.
1.4. To develop both the assessment and formative role of peer reviewers to ensure that funding is directed toward research of the highest quality and greatest ambition.
2.1. To develop postgraduate support to provide the strongest possible foundation for capacity, quality and creativity.
2.2. To support researchers through skills development, networks and projects.
2.3. To promote intellectual leadership through fellowships and large and thematic projects.
2.4. To develop our engagement with the research community through the measures highlighted under ‘AHRC Commons’ and, in tandem, to enhance the role of the AHRC Peer Review College as outlined below.
3. Partnerships and Knowledge Exchange
3.1. To extend our contribution to the UK’s creative economy through Knowledge Exchange and other means.
3.2. To deepen engagement with public, private and third sector partners to enlarge the contribution to the arts, public engagement and policy formation nationally and internationally.
Themes were developed by AHRC in 2009-10 and continue into the new strategic period:
- Care for the Future affords an opportunity for researchers to generate new understanding of the relationship between the past and the future and how we transmit and question our heritage.
- Digital Transformations investigates the potential of digital technologies to transform research in the arts and humanities. It addresses crucial topics such as intellectual property, cultural memory and identity, and communication and creativity in the digital age.
- Science in Culture explores cross-disciplinary dialogues in the relationship between sciences and the arts and humanities.
- Translating Cultures explores understanding and communication across cultures, looking at the role of translation, in its broadest sense, in the transmission of languages, values, beliefs, histories and narratives.
- Connected Communities is a cross-Council programme led by the AHRC working with EPSRC, ESRC, MRC and NERC and a range of external partners. Arts and humanities researchers lead on areas related to creativity, sustainability, historical experiences and the cultural and belief frameworks through which communities self-identify and interact.
The UK department for education is consulting on science post-16 A Levels. Ofqual, the UK agency for educational quality, is running a complementary consultation on A level redevelopment, informed by a review of A levels by Prof Mark Smith/...
.../who recommended major changes in maths in particular. Other reports on research from Ofqual of interest include
- Comparative analysis of A level student work, final report (March 2012)
- Comparative analysis of A level assessment outcomes for 2008‒10 (November 2012)
- Fit for Purpose? The view of the higher education sector, teachers and employers on the suitability of A levels (April 2012).
- International comparisons in senior secondary assessment (June 2012)
The UK Association for Science Education has published ASPIRES: Young People's Science and Career Aspirations 10-14 (December 2013), accompanied by a series of case studies.