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Careers in Space workshop

The Careers in Space workshop included inputs from: * Vicki Hodges on Astrium's STEM Ambassadors programme * Rosalind Azouzi on Space Tourism and the Next Generation * Lloyd Marshall on Apprenticeship opportunities with Astrium

Engineering Careers - Apprentice Mechanical Fitter

In this video Dean Scaife talks about the skills he needs as he works as an Apprentice Mechanical Fitter.  He discusses why his job is important in the overall scheme of the ship build and how he can apply the skills he uses in his job to his everyday home life.  He also speaks about properties of metals and other...

Engineering Careers - Foreman Fitter

Stephen Turpin is a Foreman Fitter who has worked his way up through the ranks to his current role.  Here he talks about how he climbed up the career ladder and why maths, physics and chemistry is important in his role.  He also talks about the importance of ship design and the satisfaction of seeing the ship sail...

Ready to grow: business priorities for education and skills

This is the third education and skills survey published by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). The survey provides an authoritative barometer of business opinion on key education and skills issues. It was conducted in February 2010, with responses received from 694 employers, collectively employing over 2....

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...

Educational practices - effective pedagogy in mathematics

This UNESCO publication draws on a wide range of research into pedagogical approaches that aim to engage learners and lead to desirable outcomes in mathematics. The report looks to deepen the understanding of educational practices that optimise opportunities for mathematics learners.

The report aims to...

Educational practices - improving achievement in mathematics

This UNESCO booklet summarizes the mathematics chapter from the 'Handbook of research on improving student achievement', published by the Educational Research Service.

The handbook highlights research on effective teaching and learning practices. The practices included reflect both emerging strategies and...

How using mysteries supports science learning

Teaching Enquiry with Mysteries Incorporated (TEMI) intends to prepare students for enquiry-based learning by introducing them to challenging and fascinating phenomena. TEMI resources make use of unknown and uncommon observations as mysteries for students to solve.  This resource looks at what makes a good mystery...

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