The Centre for Science Education (CSE) was established almost 30 years ago and has established itself as a hub for creative thinking, the development of innovative resources and professional development in STEM education. The centre is one of many strands of educational expertise at Sheffield Hallam that have now come together to form the new Sheffield Institute of Education (SIOE).
Sheffield Hallam's SIOE is a national centre of education, recognised for excellence and innovation in teaching and learning. The institute offers a passionate and supportive learning community, bringing together different areas of expertise – including teacher education, the TESOL Centre and the Centre for Education and Inclusion Research – to create a unique offer. Its remit includes undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, teacher education and continuing professional development (CPD), as well as research and curriculum development and innovation.
By bringing CSE and the University's other educational areas together, the institute can offer a breadth and depth of knowledge unrivalled by others – enhancing CSE's established approach to STEM education. In return, the curriculum design and CPD expertise offered by the CSE can be applied to other subject areas across the institute.
As one body, the institute can also access a much wider pool of resources, providing an improved offer to the organisations and partners it works with. It will also benefit from the CSE's relationships with educational organisations such as the Association for Science Education, STEMNET and Primary Science Teaching Trust.
SIOE is moving into an exciting new phase in the coming year when it's new home on Charles Street will be completed. The £30million development features a central covered walkway and a concertina-effect walkway designed by Sheffield-born Corin Mellor.
'As a centre of innovation in researching science technology engineering and mathematics education, we are thrilled to join colleagues in forming the Sheffield Institute of Education and look forward to working on future projects to the benefit of our partner organisations.'
John Wardle, director of the Centre for Science Education