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The National Centre for Initial Teacher Training in Primary School Science.

SCIcentre enhances UK educational practice by:

  • Helping to improve newly qualified primary school teachers' science knowledge and understanding
  • Increasing student teachers' ability to utilise information technology in science learning
  • Promoting positive images of science and its role in modern society
  • Encouraging beneficial collaboration between teacher training organisations


SCIcentre was established with core funding from the Society of Chemical Industry and is a collaborative venture between the University of Leicester School of Education.


Updated March 17, 2003

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Information supplied by: Tina Jarvis: Updated March 17, 2003