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Scottish Schools Education Research Centre

As you can see, we have just launched our new SSERC website. Work on migrating all our content to the new site is still ongoing, however all our content is once again available. Links will redirect you to our old site where appropriate until the content has been transferred. Please contact us at enquiries@sserc.scot if you cannot locate any information or have any additional queries.

SSERC offers teaching and learning support for primary and secondary STEM education in the following three areas:

  1. Health and safety advice for schools and Local Authorities, enabling hands on experiential learning in the classroom.
  2. Professional development programmes for science and technology  teachers, technicians and managers.
  3. STEM engagement, connecting STEM professionals with young people to bring STEM subjects alive through real life experiences.

Scottish Schools Education Research Centre

SSERC works with a number of partners to deliver our programme of professional learning,  including:

  • Scottish Government
  • All 32 Scottish Local Authorities
  • National STEM Learning Centre
  • Primary Science Teaching Trust
  • Research Councils UK
  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Institute of Physics

If you would like to book a place on any of our professional learning courses you can do so from here.

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SSERC Publications

Latest News

SSERC Primary and Secondary Bulletins

May 3rd, 2018|

The  SSERC Primary Science and Technology Bulletin and SSERC Bulletin will no longer be available as printed publications.  Both will be available as electronic versions (pdf) and can be read or downloaded  at the SSERC Publications section of the website which can be located at the following link https://www.sserc.org.uk/publications/ [...]

SSERC renames it’s HQ Buildings

April 24th, 2018|

By early Autumn, SSERC will have secured a third building within its existing Dunfermline  headquarter base.    We have therefore taken the opportunity to rename the existing two buildings, and provide a name  for the new building.   Each building will be named after a female scientist/technologist who, perhaps, did not [...]