The BERA Public Engagement and Impact Award recognises and celebrates the impact of research and practice in the education community and how both have demonstrably engaged the public.
Professor Tom Crick‘s academic contributions sit at the research, policy and practice interface, and he is primarily recognised internationally for leading the reforms of science and technology education in Wales over a sustained period (2011-present). Directly addressing the criteria of the 2020 BERA Public Engagement and Impact Award, Tom speaks about examples of his high-quality educational research, engagement and impact , supported by underpinning themes of practitioner engagement and co-construction, system capacity-building, promoting research-informed policy and practice, and empowering young learners through enhancing children’s digital rights. Crick was appointed MBE in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours for “services to computer science and the promotion of computer science education” and was made a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales in 2020.
You can read more about Tom and his work here.
Listen to this episode of the BERA podcast here: https://www.bera.ac.uk/media/futureofscienceandtechinwales