Jamie D'Ath

Why improving gender diversity in STEM should be a priority

Currently, the UK has the lowest proportion of women in engineering of any European country, with females accounting for just 10% of roles and 14% of engineering university places.

As part of this small cohort of female engineers, it seems as if thousands of skilled, innovative and talented women aren’t even considering...

Manette Carroll

My STEM story: five years on

I first stepped foot in the National STEM Learning Centre in December 2012, and I haven’t looked back since.

Back in 2012, I travelled from Germany with a colleague to undertake the 'Extending the Role of the Science Subject Leader' CPD. At the time, I had been involved in a bullying investigation in which a colleague...

SMILE project

Overcoming historic loneliness: recollections of SMILE

SMILE (Secondary Mathematics Individualised Learning Experiment) was a teacher-led curriculum development project. It began in 1972 and was committed to attainment teaching, teacher creativity and an investigative, problem-solving education.

Although based in London and supported by the Inner London Education Authority...

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Try out our new digital STEM Learning magazines (and tell us what you think!)

We asked for your opinions of our STEM Learning magazines and the feedback we received told us that you love them. You find them useful and like to refer back to them throughout the term.You gave us some great suggestions that we have taken on board for this issue:competitions – enter the technicians competition on page 15 of the secondary...

Teaching practical science: free online CPD

Science practicals, in all schemes of work, are an important part of learning for students. Not only do they play a key role in the curriculum, but they can also enhance students’ understanding of theoretical concepts.Developing engaging practicals and discovering new ways of delivering them can help students piece together their learning and put...

New CAD training programme for schools and colleges

Fusion 360 is an online tool that connects your entire product development process in a single cloud-based platform.You can design, render, virtually assemble parts and test designs through this one tool.Launching this autumn, we're running a new programme of Fusion 360 CPD. Taking teachers and technicians from Computer Aided Design (CAD)...

Library of STEM activities for teachers gains new platform

The STEM Directory, an online directory of educational STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities has found a new home with STEM Learning.The STEM Directory is an online catalogue of activities that enhance the teaching of STEM in schools and colleges across the UK. Created by the Royal Institution, the STEM Directory will...

Help us shape the future support for STEM Clubs in the UK

We are excited to announce that we now lead the UK’s STEM Club support programme. To help us ensure that we provide the best support for STEM Clubs, we’d love to hear about your STEM Club experiences.By taking part you can even be in with the chance of winning £150 worth of STEM Club resources!The survey will help us make sure all UK schools,...

Up to £500 available for STEM activities in schools

As much as you might like to run additional educational activities that enrich and enhance the curriculum, in a time of constrained public finances it’s often not possible to find the money. The Royal Institution’s STEM enrichment and enhancement grants can help.The Royal Institution is the home of the Christmas Lectures, the Faraday Museum and...

Aspire to STEM with STEM Learning

Schools and colleges in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the country can now benefit from a new programme of free support from STEM Learning called Aspire to STEM.Over three years, 200 schools and colleges will work with a dedicated STEM Learning mentor to analyse the needs of the teachers and leaders in the school or college and develop a...

CHRISTMAS LECTURES ticket ballot now open!

The Royal Institution is delighted to announce that the ballot for tickets for the filming of this year's CHRISTMAS LECTURES 'The language of life' with Professor Sophie Scott is now open.The 2017 CHRISTMAS LECTURES will consist of three hour-long lectures filmed in front of a live audience at the Royal Institution over three evenings on Tuesday...

New look for Catalyst magazine

Aimed at students aged 14-19, Catalyst is packed with interesting articles on cutting edge science, interviews and new research written by leading academics. It also includes a booklet of teacher's notes, full of ideas and lesson plans to bring the articles to life in the classroom.Published for over 20 years, STEM Learning are proud to announce...

Solving the STEM shortage: CPD improves science teacher retention

New research shows that continuing professional development (CPD) can play a significant role in retaining science teachers and improving science education.Commissioned by Wellcome and carried out by Education Datalab, the research found that science teachers who participate in CPD through STEM Learning are much more likely to remain in teaching....


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