Thinking science

Thinking Science: provoking thought and generating discussion

Thinking Science is a stimulating set of philosophical questions that provoke critical thought about physics, chemistry, biology and working scientifically.

Below is an example of the kind of question created by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bristol, where I first came across Thinking...

STEM Insight participant, John Dyer at Wellcome

A Wellcome Insight into STEM careers

As a biology teacher, there are few more exciting opportunities than spending a week on placement at biomedical research organisations, Wellcome Trust and the Crick Institute. We went with an aim to find out more about the range of STEM careers in large science organisations, and for both of us as teachers at Liverpool Life...

computing in schools

Preparing young people for the jobs of tomorrow

Prior to joining STEM Learning, I have always taken an interest in the developing the skills of young people for potential recruiters and making sure that they are equipped with the tools and knowledge to be able to adapt and remain employed. 

As a parent, it’s important to me to be able to guide my...

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Our insightful magazines contain interviews, features, news, and tips on teaching and learning in STEM-related subjects.

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...

Take the TDI Challenge

Submit your students' work to the Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge and you could win £2,000 to spend on design and technology equipment.The MTA's TDI Challenge exists to help teachers and lecturers promote the great work of their design and technology and engineering students and to celebrate the creativity and innovation taking...

STEM Learning’s CEO, Yvonne Baker, to chair the Women in STEM Conference

Building upon the great success of last year’s conference, this year’s highly anticipated Annual Women in STEM Conference returns on 22 May 2018 in Central London.With considerable demand to attend, the 2018 conference will provide a vital opportunity for all education providers and employers across the STEM landscape to examine how to effectively...

Connect your classroom live to the Arctic

Schools can join XL Catlin Arctic Live, the northernmost live education event from the UK Arctic Research Station in Svalbard, at 79 degrees north, kicking off May 1.This is a unique opportunity for teachers to complement the Polar Explorer programme for students across all key stages.  Classes will get first hand access to an extreme...

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