Information and background to ESERO-UK
ESERO-UK, also known as the UK Space Education Office, aims to promote the use of space to enhance and support the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in schools and colleges throughout the UK.
Funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Department for Education ESERO-UK will:
- Share good practice, and space-related teaching and learning resources, with teachers and college lecturers.
- Be the first point of contact for the education and space communities when seeking information about space education and careers.
- Raise the profile of the education work of ESA, the UK Space Agency and the wider UK space community with schools and colleges.
This will be reached through:
- A website to promote quality teaching and learning resources to educators throughout the UK.These resources will be available via the National STEM Centre’s eLibrary (this can be found at www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk) and through the ESERO-UK website; a physical collection of space education resources already exists at the National STEM Centre.
- A group of space education ambassadors throughout the UK to build and maintain space education networks that bring coherence to the space education community and provide support to schools and colleges.
- News about national and regional events of interest for educators.
- High-quality training and support for teachers and lecturers.
Schools interested in space and those providers who produce space related resources are invited to sign up to receive the ESERO-UK newsletters. Alternatively please contact Dr. Allan Clements, the Manager of ESERO-UK, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to submit resources or information to the website then please use the forms you can find on this site, or email the ESERO-UK Website Editor.
ESERO-UK in context:
The ESERO-UK office is part of a larger family of offices spread throughout Europe and established by ESA in collaboration with national and institutional partners active in science education. The ESERO offices offer a full range of tailor-made resources and activities to primary and secondary school teachers and students. The focus is on training opportunities, workshops, and conferences for teachers, who will help today's youngsters to become more enthusiastic and interested in space sciences and technologies.
To learn more about ESA’s ESERO initiative visit: www.esa.int/esero.