Fungi in the curriculum
Teachers of Science - and particularly Biology - will be aware that there are very few direct references to fungi in Curriculum Specifications in England. We are working hard to change this; however, in the meantime it is important to note that fungi can be used to illustrate life processes, ecology, classification, biology & disease etc. and can be used to assist the development of practical skills.
- In an article for the OCR newsletter (December 2021), Dr Linda Davies, Chair of the BMS Fungal Education & Outreach Committee explains why its crucial fungi must be included in OCR's proposed GCSE in Natural History.
Many of our teaching resources can be found on the BMS Fungi4Schools webpages.