“The reason SciTech lectures and workshops are in repeated demand is because of the presenter’s adherence to these fundamental beliefs. SciTech’s success stems not just from it’s ideas but from their implementation, which is wholly dependant on the professionalism and effectiveness of it’s presenters.”
SciTech is the manifestation of Philip Rose’s personal theories on how to deliver science to children. Like many of his contemporaries, Philip grew up in an education system that failed to recognise his dyslexia, a condition he now regards as a gift .
“Over the years I have come to realise that I do not depend on text as much as other adults do when it comes to learning. My text processing abilities are like those of many children. I can read and write perfectly well, but it requires significant mental effort which is distracting from the learning process. Pictures and sequences are a much more natural learning media. Maybe this is why I seem to be able to positivley engage so many children.”
Demand for his work has come from further and wider sources. He has developed and delivered lectures to school children for organisations such as Astra-
Philip’s work has extended into broadcasting. Besides his radio work with the BBC he recently originated the science for Granada Television’s ‘Mad Science’ programmes.
The success of Philips’ work has been propagated not only through his in-