What we seek to accomplish
About the Big Questions in Classrooms initiative
Young people are curious about the world around them and their place within it. No single subject alone can answer the universe’s big questions, particularly those that bear on the human search for meaning, purpose, and truth. The Big Questions in Classrooms (BQiC) initiative seeks to help students understand the value of different kinds of knowledge and explanatory frameworks.
BQiC seeks to develop teachers’ and students’ understanding and insight about “how knowledge works,” particularly in the domains of science education and religious education (RE) in England. We want to nurture their curiosity and their appreciation of how various forms of knowledge can come together to enrich our questioning, reasoning, and learning.
The Big Questions in Classrooms initiative seeks to spark curiosity about knowledge
among students and teachers in England.
Stories from our grantees
Berry Billingsley’s project at Canterbury Christ Church University explores the intersection of science and religion, and how students tackle the big questions in both fields.
Argumentation in Science and Religious Education: An Interdisciplinary Study in British Schools
Key Moments in History – a Fossil Hunter’s Story: Teaching Resources and Professional Development to Support Knowledge and Understanding of Big Ideas of Science Education
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