Linking STEM curriculum learning to careers NE712

Discover how to adapt your curriculum and make small changes to your teaching to link to careers in STEM subjects.


Summary

Online, self-paced course. Enhance your role as a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) subject teacher by linking curriculum learning to careers. 

Through weekly tasks, you will identify how to adapt your STEM curriculum, engaging your students in careers linked to their classroom learning. Learn from experienced educators who have adapted their teaching, worked with employers and collaborated with local STEM Ambassadors to create a careers-linked curriculum that both engages and inspires students within the STEM subjects.

Who is it for?

This course has been designed for both secondary teachers and further education lecturers in STEM subjects, with case studies and specific activities for each sector. This is not a careers leadership course, though careers leaders may wish to use this course to provide support for teachers in their school, college or MAT.

What topics are covered?

This four week course covers:
  • approaches for reviewing current practice, understanding your students’ careers need and planning a STEM careers learning journey
  • adapting your teaching with careers resources to motivate and inspire your students
  • engaging with local employers to both raise your students’ aspirations and develop your knowledge about STEM careers
  • the wider context of your school or college and the Gatsby Careers Benchmarks

How will you learn?

This online, self-paced course can be completed flexibly. Participants can join and start this course at any time after the advertised date. Find out how our online CPD works.
This course is not facilitated. You can learn independently or with colleagues to directly address your individual needs.

How long is this course?

This course takes around three hours per week to complete and you do not need to be online at any specific time. You can take the course at your own pace.

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • engage students through linking STEM curriculum learning with careers, providing a real-life understanding of your subject and its relevance in future career paths
  • create meaningful encounters for students with employers, linked to the teaching of your STEM subject
  • improve your curriculum content by applying a STEM careers learning journey approach
  • evaluate the impact of linking curriculum learning to careers
  • contribute to discussions about careers education in your school or college

Notes

FutureLearn terms and conditions: This course is hosted on the FutureLearn social learning platform and you will need to create an account if you do not already have one. 

In addition to STEM Learning Terms and Conditions, by booking on this course you are consenting to FutureLearn’s Terms and Conditions for Invited Learners. By booking onto this course, you agree that your information will be held by FutureLearn and National STEM Learning Centre as data controllers in common, and that by joining the course on FutureLearn your progress will be monitored by STEM Learning.

If you have booked in advance of the course being available, you will receive an email to access the course on FutureLearn no later than the course start date.

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