About this questionnaire

Welcome to the self-audit task.

To help you take stock of your current practice and to allow you to review how the course impacts upon your practice, we ask you at the start of the course to indicate the extent to which you agree with some short statements about the science of learning and using evidence to inform your teaching.

We will repeat the process at the end of the course as part of our final activity in Week 5. We encourage you to do both the pre-course and post-course surveys to assist in reflecting on your development and identify where you need to go next. Your responses will also help the National STEM Learning Centre and Professor Paul Howard-Jones review the course and the way it impacts upon teachers' practice.

We recognise that these surveys will only be a snapshot of your reflections. For this reason in the first question we also ask if you would be willing to respond to a further follow-up audit task which we will distribute in six months time, by which time you will be in a much better position to comment on whether doing the course has made a difference to your practice and impacted others. This is optional.

Save your responses

At the end of this survey, make sure you download your responses so you can refer back to them at the end of the course.


Providing an email address is optional. We will only use your email address for the following purposes and only if you wish your email address to be used in these ways:

  1. To help assess the impact of the course, we would like to analyse responses for where participants have responded to both the pre-course and post-course self-audit. For this reason we ask you - if and only if you are happy to do so - to provide your email address as an identifier to allow us to match responses.
  2. Unless you also give the National STEM Learning Centre express permission to contact you with the follow-up impact audit task, the National STEM Learning Centre will only use your email address for the purposes of creating the matched responses.

All email addresses will be removed from the data prior to analysis. Personal data will be deleted no later than 8 years after the course end date.

All data will be handled strictly in accordance with the privacy policies of i) the National STEM Learning Centre and ii) Jisc Online Surveys (whose system we are using for the self-audit task). STEM Learning is the Data Controller, not FutureLearn. 

Non-personal data submitted to this survey may be passed to Professor Paul Howard-Jones, University of Bristol, as part of the research project outlined in step 1.1 of the course.

If you have any questions about the self-audit task, or to request deletion of your email address (personal data) from your submissions, please contact onlinecpd@stem.org.uk