Part of the Educational research in STEM subjects collection, this collection holds a variety of reports that cover a wide range of issues in science, mathematics and technology education.

Produced by organisations such as the Association for Science Education, Centre for Education and Employment Research, Ofsted, Teaching and Learning Research Programme and the Scottish Government, they are a rich source of information. Reports in the collection cover research into topics such as:

  •  teaching and learning in science
  •  professional development
  • deployment of teachers and technicians
  • curriculum development
  • effects of national testing



This collection contains a variety of STEM reports published by a number of different organisations.

The reports have been classified into the following sub collections:

*Post 16

*Professional development

*STEM evaluation reports

Good Timing: Implementing STEM Careers Strategy in Secondary Schools

This is the final report of the STEM Careers Awareness Timeline Pilot, published in 2011. The programme was commissioned by the Department for Education and sought to explore the potential to embed STEM careers awareness and activities in Key Stage Three education. The Timeline Project identified several factors...

Improving Young People's Engagement with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

This paper, published to coincide with Science and Engineering Week 2013, presents evidence from research carried out by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) to explore how to encourage further engagement in, and take-up of, STEM subjects. It discusses why STEM education is important and looks at...

Supporting Scotland's STEM Education and Culture: Second Report

This report, published by the Science and Engineering Education Advisory Group in January 2012, addresses many of the challenges and opportunities arising in implementation of the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) as it affects the delivery of STEM education and engagement. It examines the ways in which STEM...


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