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How We Think and Learn

How We Think And Learn Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. ~John Dewey, The Quest for Certainty, 1929 Catherine Twomey Fosnot Most people assume that learning results from teachers transmitting knowledge: clearly explaining concepts, procedures to be practiced, and facts to be memorized; then testing to assess retention

Why does the space competition work?

          Randall Perry March 30,2018 I am often asked why the Space Design Competition (SDC) format works. Whilst my quick fire response when in the throes of organising an event is often, “It’s all the students’ own work, not ours”; this does belie the research and development that underpins the setting up

2018 Finals Marcus du Sautoy

UK Space Design Competition Finals 2018 It was great to join all the students this weekend who took part in the UK Space Design Competition finals for 2018. This year the students were transported forward to the year 2038 where they were tasked with designing Bellevistat, a space settlement in orbit around the Earth-Moon L4 libration

The EU team and reserves

The following have been invited to join the EU team. This is not funded by the UKSDC, and individuals will be expected to find their own sources of funding. We will happily advise on potential sources of funding if requested. Dougeldyne (in alphabetical order)   Georgia Aspinall – The Brooksbank School    Corinne Barker – The Brooksbank

and the winner is……

Spacebus Z  CEOs Victoria Farrant and Brian Kong The Charter School Littleover Community School St Olave’s Grammar School The Waid Academy        Congratulations to all of the amazing students that took place in the 2018 finals – you are all winners for getting there! The following twelve students have been selected to represent

Video Competition Results

Thank you to all the video entrants – you gave our judges a difficult task. If you were unsuccessful, please try again next year. If you are off to university, or on a gap year, we would welcome you as an alumni at our regional competitions. Please join our facebook site, and look out for

The Regionals are over…..

…..but the Video Competition can still earn places in the final! If you were unable to join us in the Regionals, or didn’t gain a place in the final, please consider sending in a video. You have until December the 18th to submit your work. (Please email j.lyons@uksdc.org if you need any information)