Embedding good careers guidance in the curriculum

Embedding good careers guidance in the curriculum

Good careers guidance should be a cornerstone of any well-rounded curriculum, with learners being empowered to make informed choices on their future. For many years, careers guidance in schools and colleges has often lacked rigour and is likely partly responsible for the decline in recruitment to STEM-...

Dr Richard Spencer receives 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award

Meet the winners of 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Richard Spencer

Dr Richard Spencer, Head of Science at Middlesbrough College, and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award for Excellence in STEM teaching –  Further Education category shares his experience about the difference the award has made to him, his school and pupils.

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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 the science...

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Hands-on STEM projects increase GCSE science results

This week, the British Science Association (BSA) have published a report revealing that GCSE students achieve half a grade higher on their best science result when they have taken a CREST Silver Award.CREST Awards are hands-on, practical projects that can be undertaken by 11-19 year olds. These allow students to explore STEM (science, technology,...

Get ‘appy’ in the first of our mathematics TeachMeet sessions

On 15 March 2015, the first mathematics TeachMeet session is taking place at the National STEM Learning Centre.Join us and discuss ‘Apps for the classroom’, where you can discover new apps and share the ones you use in your classroom.Our second meeting, taking place on 21 April 2015, will be focusing on ‘Resources to develop reasoning and problem...

Scientix report praises the National STEM Learning Centre and Network

Scientix promotes and supports a Europe-wide collaboration among STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teachers, education researchers, policy makers and other STEM education professionals. The latest report looks into the national efforts to increase students’ interest in pursuing STEM studies and careers. A survey...

The Wellcome Trust launch a new initiative The Crunch

The Wellcome Trust have launched a new initiative called The Crunch, which allows teachers and pupils to examine our relationship with food, exploring cutting edge research, and think about how we can eat in ways that can keep the planet and ourselves healthy.This Spring, all primary and secondary schools and colleges in the UK will automatically...

News roundup from the National STEM Learning Centre and Network I Spring 2016

Spring term brings with it with many exciting new starts, and it’s the same for the Centre and its Network. We can look back on a busy and productive Autumn term with a range of great events and activities to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics teaching and learning.Here is our news roundup of recent happenings: STEM...

School awarded gold mark for its science teaching

County Upper School in Bury St Edmunds is one of two schools to receive a gold mark for its science teaching. This comes as a result of the new quality standard, Science Mark.Science Mark recognises good, excellent and outstanding practice in secondary science departments across the UK.This school was one of the 13 who were asked to pilot the new...

The 2016 IOP Awards nominations are now open

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is seeking nominations for the 2016 awards. Your help is needed to nominate the most outstanding individuals in their respective fields of physics.The awards recognise and reward outstanding achievements in industry, business and research as well as contributions made to outreach and education.The most relevant...

Welcome to our new website!

 The National STEM Centre - along with the National Science Learning Network, ESERO-UK and HEaTED – have all now moved to a brand new website: stem.org.uk. All our resources, CPD activities and blogs are now collected into one, easy-to-access place. The new site is mobile and tablet friendly, allowing you to access everything we have to...

Ten great experiments for ten great years

As part of the National Science Learning Centre’s ten year celebration, we have posted ten different experiments on the eLibrary suited for secondary school students to undertake.These practical experiments and demonstrations have been chosen by the National Science Learning Centre and key partners, and contain a combination of videos, activities...

Scientix connects STEM education to the real world

Over the past six years, the Scientix project has helped thousands of teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects in schools across Europe to experiment in their classroom, adopt innovative teaching and learning methods, and inspire future generations.These achievements were celebrated at the EMINENT conference in...

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