Senior Lecturer in Secondary Education: STEM Support Manager
Institute of Education
tel: 01905 855048
Linda is committed to building the best possible education for young people and has worked in the science education arena throughout her career. As a teacher, Linda’s specialist teaching subject was Physics but she also taught on a variety of combined/integrated science courses up to GCSE level and Science in Society courses to post-16 classes.
Following a period of successful teaching in Humberside and the Gloucestershire, Linda was seconded as an advisory teacher to work with secondary schools in Gloucestershire. Following that, she worked as an educational researcher on a government funded science curriculum project, presenting results nationally and internationally. She then returned to the classroom, for a further seven years before taking up her appointment as lead secondary science PGCE tutor in Worcester, working primarily on the Initial Teacher Training programmes but also contributing to professional development courses for serving teachers,
In 2006 Linda stepped down as lead science tutor to devote more time to address the broader remit of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) curriculum initiatives. Linda now divides her time between contributing to the delivery of the ITT secondary courses and acting as Project manager for the University’s role as Local Contract Holder for the STEMNET Project.
- Teaching & Research
Teaching & Research
Implementation of the STEM Agenda –issues and opportunities
Effective use of ICT to support Science Education
Development of pupils’ Scientific literacy
- Professional Bodies
Association for Science Education
Success with STEM; Ideas for the Classroom, STEM Clubs and Beyond (2014) with Sue Howarth, Routledge, ISBN 9780415822893
STEM Projects Toolkit, Prepared for the British Science Association http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/collection/1670/stem-projects-toolkit
ASE/SEP CD for Heads of Science and Principal Teachers (9780863574047), Co-author of advice and resources featured on this publication
A Treasure Trove of Science Activities (editorial). (2013) School Science Review, 95 (348). p. 16. Howarth, Sue and Scott, Linda
Marketing and Extending Your STEM Club. (2012) Scott, Linda and Howarth, Sue; School Science Review, 94 (347). pp. 19-22.
The Most ‘Awesome’ Science Fair in the UK (2012) Co-authored with Sue Howarth, School Science Review, 93 (345) p 14-20
Creating Effective Science Teachers in the UK (2012) Co-authored with Sue Howartgh, Conference proceedings, TEAN
Creative Gardening as a STEM Club Activity (2012) Co-authored with Sue Howarth, School Science Review, 93 (344) p18-22
Improving Retention of Science Student Teachers (2012) Co-authored with Sue Howarth and Phil Collins. Conference proceedings, the Association for Science Education annual conference, research seminar series
Looking forward to 2012 with your STEM / Science Club (2011)
Co-authored with Sue Howarth, School Science Review 93 (343) p19-24
New academic year, new science/STEM club? (2011)
Co-authored with Sue Howarth. School Science Review, 93 (342) p31-36
Inspirational Ideas for STEM Clubs and Projects from The Big Bang: UK Young Scientists’ and Engineers’ Fair (2011) Co- authored with Sue Howarth School Science Review 92 (341) p25-35
Student teachers become STEM Ambassadors in a scheme that benefits both the school pupils and the students (2011) Co-authored with Sue Howarth School Science Review, 92 (340) p22-24
Conference notes from the largest science education conference in Europe (2011) Other authors: Karen Blackmore and Sue Howarth. Published in News and Views, University of Worcester p11
- External Responsibilities
External Examiner for the PGCE Secondary Science Courses at Nottingham Trent University.
Member of the Editorial Board for ‘Science Teacher Education’