Science of learning

Why should teachers care about what happens in the brain?

How can a scientific understanding of how the brain works inform the way you teach?

On our free Science of Learning online course, teachers from all over the world have come together to work out their meaning to the big question ‘what is learning?’ Throughout the course, participants are exploring...

Colin Louden receiving an ENTHUSE Celebration Award

Meet the winners of 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Colin Louden

Colin Louden is Head of Science at Lisneal College, Londonderry, Northern Ireland and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award for Excellence in STEM teaching – Secondary. We asked him about his experience of winning the award and what it meant to him, the school and the pupils.

Winning the award in the category...

Computing STEM Ambassador

Starting out as a STEM Ambassador: tell your story and inspire young people

I count myself to be extremely fortunate with the exposure I got to STEM careers as a kid. Even at a very young age I saw what a day to day work of an engineer involves as my father was a civil engineer.

I loved the experience I got when I went on site visits with him, looked at project designs and asked...

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Teachers around the UK receive ENTHUSE Celebration Awards

The regional winners of this year’s ENTHUSE Celebration Awards have been announced for Scotland and the North and South of the UK, and put forward for our national final at The Royal Society in June.At celebratory events held at Transport for London’s historic headquarters in London, and the Centre for Life science village in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Inspiring the next generation: how Lubrizol are making a name in the community

A global chemical company, Lubrizol may not be a common household name, yet their products and technologies are in the things we use each day including shampoos, soaps, medicine, on surfaces and in fluids in vehicles, electronic devices and household plumbing systems.The company is firmly committed to making a contribution to...

D&T Association Summer School 2018

The D&T Association Summer School for 2018 is back at De Montfort University, Leicester, this July.This two-day event will address the challenges facing D&T and offer sessions such as:developing D&T and creating a conducive environment for D&T in your schoolsustainability and the 17 UNsustainable development goalsextending the use...

Joint report shows direction of travel for support for STEM Ambassadors

STEM Learning, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), have released a new report representing a year’s work into how to further improve the effectiveness and impact of the STEM Ambassadors programme.STEM Ambassadors are volunteers representing a vast range of STEM-related jobs and...

National Numeracy Day

It seems strange that many people seem happy to admit in public that they are not numbers people. Numbers play such a big part in all of our lives. From household budgeting, to shopping, cooking, planning a journey or working out our team’s chance of winning the league. We all use numbers every day. Despite this, one in every two ...

A day on neuroscience: learning, creativity and consciousness

Join The Weekend University on Sunday 29 April 2018 for a full day of talks from some of the UK's leading psychologists and university professors.Taking place at Birkbeck University of London, this day will feature talks on neuroscience, including lectures on:neuroscience and creativity – Professor Vincent Walsh, UCLthe neuroscience of learning –...

Innovating your curriculum: the future of making in design and technology

It can be hard to show students how what they’re learning in the classroom relates to the real world. Learning for the sake of assessments can feel pointless both for teachers and students, creating a dull atmosphere in lessons. The trick is adapting your curriculum to demonstrate real-life design and technology through the ‘Future of...

Micro:bit CPD for design and technology coming to a venue near you this summer

The micro:bit, and its free online software, are a great way for design and technology departments to embed electronics in the curriculum.Its simple drag and drop coding platform allows students to quickly move from learning the basics of electronics, to creating their own prototype intelligent product, perfect for creating electronic projects in...

Primary STEM conferences: you have what it takes

In June, the National STEM Learning Centre in York is hosting the annual science, mathematics and computing conferences to support your teaching.Whether you are looking for support with teaching coding, ways of linking science to the rest of the curriculum or simply looking for new inspiration for your lessons, we have something for you. Each...

Teacher David Hainsworth recognised at the Design and Technology Association Excellence Awards

STEM Learning was delighted to sponsor a category in the recent Design and Technology Association Excellence Awards: the STEM Learning Award for Development of STEM Learning Opportunities.The awards gave professional recognition to individuals nominated by their colleagues for their unique work in design and technology education across the...

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