Project Reflection: Zimbabwe LSHTM Research Partnership’s School Engagement Programmeby Zimbabwe LSHTM Research Partnership, Rashida Ferrand
These resources by Zimbabwe LSHTM Research Partnership have been created as a guide for BRTI researchers/staff conducting the four facilitated sessions for the school science clubs. Zimbabwe LSHTM Research Partnership's main objective for their school programmes is to provide a platform for students with a passion for science to express their ideas and develop projects in a structured fashion as well as to expose them to healthcare and research professionals to inform their career aspirations.
This study published by Wellcome in 2021 explores the role, benefits and potential of young people’s involvement in health research, with a focus on mental health, infectious diseases and global heating. It provides recommendations on how to meaningfully involve young people in research, and what it means to do that well.
Webinar: Why is it important for health researchers to engage school students?by Mesh Editorial Team
This webinar from Dr Alun Davies from KEMRI | Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kenya, outlines the goals, methods and outcomes of school engagement as a “win-win” engagement approach for both researchers and students
Literature: Planning for the social and economic impacts emerging from school-university engagement with researchby Mesh Editorial Team
In this article from the Journal of Science Communication (2015) the authors reflect on their work with teachers and students at a local school in Milton Keynes in the UK. They propose a flexible and adaptive metric to support all stakeholders with planning school engagement.
Literature: Who should decide about children’s and adolescents’ participation in health research?by Mesh Editorial Team
This paper from BMC Medical Ethics explores how researchers and research centres can activtly involve children and young people in health research activities and in the development of research proposals. They used group discussions with community members and schools students in rural Kenya to explore views on the topic.
Report: KEMRI | Wellcome Trust Research Programme: School Engagement Programmeby Alun Iwan Davies, grace mwango
The KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme's School Engagement Programme (SEP) aims at promoting an interest in science and science related careers amoung students as well as promoting mutual understanding between members of the community and researchers.
Literature: Young People's Views on Science Education in Englandby Mesh Editorial Team
The Wellcome Trust’s Science Education Tracker is a survey of young people’s attitudes toward, and experiences of, science education and careers in England. The findings of this survey informed multiple reports, including this one looking at young people’s views on science education.
InformalScience.org is a central portal to project, research and evaluation resources designed to support and connect the informal science education community in museums, media, public programs and a growing variety of learning environments
Science Communication evaluation methods at Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust (MLW)– the case of the Samala Moyo projectby Mesh Editorial Team
A collection of easily accessible articles outlining community engagement with global health projects funded by the Wellcome Trust in 2010.
Article: Community Engagement for the Rapid Elimination of Malaria: the Case of Kayin State, Myanmarby Mesh Editorial Team
This article outlines Community Engagement efforts linked to a Targeted Malaria Elimination (TME) project in four Kayin State villages, in Myanmar where there is a real threat from the spread of drug resistant parasites. The Community Engagement programme was aimed at promoting population uptake and adherence to Mass drug administrations (MDA) in the region.
Guide: Hands-on Activity on Densityby Mesh Editorial Team, Alex Adadevoh
Alexander Adadevoh from Lab 13 Ghana demonstrates how creative hands-on activities can be used to stimulate investigation, curiosity, discussion and learning in science.
Literature: The Value of Hands-on Activity In Science Engagementby Relating Research to Practice
This document from Relating Research to Practice provides practitioner briefs and links to four key pieces of research on the value and practicalities of engaging audiences with science through crafting, hands-on activities, or "tinkering".