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STEM Learning magazine: secondary - summer 2016

Mathematics Subject Specialist, Michael Anderson, discusses the questions the Principia mission poses, as well as the range of support materials available to teachers as Tim Peake returns to Earth from the International Space Station.

Gill Collinson, Head of Centre, National STEM Learning Centre and Network...

Stephanie Kwolek - Polymer Chemist

Stephanie Kwolek invented the tough polymer Kevlar, used in protective clothing and developed a method for demonstrating the production of nylon in the classroom which is still used today.

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 25, Issue 1.

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Careers Based on Science

I have attached two documents which introduce Careers Based on Science, together with information about types of work in science, pathways to qualifications, employers of people with science-based qualifications and a few general pointers about the world of work.

The longer document contains more information...

Learning to grow: what employers need from education and skills

This Education and Skills survey was published by the CBI in June 2012 and highlights the need for education to develop to meet the needs of employers. The survey measured the scale of employers’ activity on training and development, their involvement in the education system and the actions businesses need to be...

Changing the pace

The CBI education and skills survey for 2013 presents the findings of research into trends in education and skills in the workplace. The report focuses on aspects of economic growth, students' academic attainment, the need for good careers advice, transitions from school to the workplace and youth unemployment. The...

Building for growth: business priorities for education and skills

This education and skills survey by the CBI was published in 2011. The survey looks at the "skills base of the nation" and whether the vocational skills needed by business and industry are being offered by students progressing from compulsory education. This survey records a significant response from employers and...

Evaluation of STEM Insight Programme: final report November 2017

The STEM Insight teacher placement programme aims to increase STEM career learning and awareness amongst students and enhance schools’ careers provision.  This report investigates the impact of the scheme on its participants (teachers), their students and schools/colleges, and host employers.

The research...

The professional development needs of early-career teachers in Scotland

This paper, published in 2013,  draws on a research project commissioned by Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS), the curriculum and inspection body for school education in Scotland. The project sought to identify the specific professional learning needs of teachers in years two to six of their careers, that is, in...

STEM Ambassadors: making an impact

STEM Ambassadors are a UK national treasure. An important and exciting free of charge resource for young learners, teachers and other individuals working with young people - in and outside of the classroom. They bring a fresh and inspiring perspective to STEM lessons and careers information, and complement...

STEM and STEAM for Cartography

Mini Map Makers is creating a Poster for STEM and STEAM for Cartography. How Cartography interacts with the elements! 

This is working progress and a draft copy will be out soon!

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