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14 Nov 2022
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Building confidence in STEM students through breaking (unseen) barriers

Philip J. Heron and Jamie A. Williams


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Latest update: 30 Nov 2023
Executive editor
Great to highlight this again to show what the support from the Outreach Award did and to showcase the lessons from this work.
Short summary
Science, technology, engineering, and maths subjects have historically struggled to be inclusive to students from diverse backgrounds. We outline here an outreach course designed to improve critical thinking for people in prison. Based on course feedback, we share advice for working with students who do not engage in formal education – specifically those who have low self-confidence. We focus on how to create a classroom dynamic that is accessible, inclusive and relatable to all students.
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