Big Questions in Classrooms

Big Questions in Classrooms

BQiC Library with parallax background

Igniting
curiosity
about
knowledge

    

John Templeton Quote

John Templeton Quote

Truth has a wholeness that demands integration by the searcher. The search for reality, though extremely difficult, is greatly enhanced by realizing the interconnectedness of knowledge.

SIR JOHN TEMPLETON

Our Goals & Purposes

Our Goals & Purposes

Our Goals & Purposes

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. This initiative has three goals:

Goal 1

Goal 1

Develop a robust research and evidence base of best practices in teaching about how knowledge works in science education and in religious education.

Goal 2

Goal 2

Provide quality and innovative training, implementation strategies and resources for teachers on how knowledge works and interdisciplinary engagement in science education and in religious education.

Goal 3

Goal 3

Make valuable contributions to national conversations in England about education enhancement in science, religious education, and beyond.

BQiC Funding Inquiries

BQiC Funding Inquiries

Now Accepting Funding Inquiries

We are excited to announce our 2018 call for funding inquiries.
Click below to learn more, or email info@bqic.org for more information.

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Grants and News

Grants and News

Grants

Explore past and present projects funded by Templeton World Charity Foundation.

News

We’re pleased to announce three new grants: Broadening Secondary School Science at the Institute of Education, University College London; Argumentation in Science and Religious Education at the University of Oxford; and Key Moments in History — A Fossil Hunter's Story at the Association for Science Education.

Current Projects