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The National STEM Centre – big in Uganda!

Not only are the resources on the National STEM Centre eLibrary being used more and more to support the teaching of STEM subjects across the UK - the materials are also being used as far afield as Uganda!We were recently contacted by Barbara Ball, author of the Taskmaths series of books, who told of work that was taking place at the National Curriculum...

Focus on Employability: an insight into industry at BP

 In July 2015, after teaching had finished, I was lucky enough to take part in the STEM Insight scheme, Insight into industry, run by the National STEM Learning Centre and Network.Insight into industry aims to give teachers some time (two weeks in my case) to immerse themselves in the day-to-day life of some of the country’s most well-known industrial...

ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: a night to ENTHUSE about

Having had a short career in industry back home in North Wales, I began teacher training nine years ago with a PGCE in key stage 2 and 3 science at Newman University in Birmingham; completely unaware of the level of challenge, the politics, but also the huge rewards and enjoyment in front of me. After a year on supply in primary schools across Birmingham...

The science, technology and mathematics of ENTHUSE-iasm – is that you?

Most of us have a ‘teacher story’ – the one person who inspired us to study and love a subject, and got the best out of us even if, perhaps, it wasn’t truly our strong point. Mine was my music teacher, an individual so influential that even now I can sing the whole Sound of Music lyrics from memory, word for word, even though I can’t remember what I had for...

Immerse yourself in an ENTHUSE-iastic crowd

I am an Early Years teacher and science leader in a large primary school in Leeds. Having a degree in English, I didn’t know an awful lot about science when I was given the role of science leader four years ago, but have since developed a passion for science education, as it is such an interesting and exciting subject.I applied for the ENTHUSE Celebration...

An insight into industry: why Caterpillar is the perfect placement

Our Caterpillar site in Peterborough is at the forefront of engine research, design and manufacture. Our engines are crucial to industries involved in the creation and maintenance of infrastructure all over the world. This includes mining, construction, electric power and agriculture.Our engines are used for power in many different areas of life from...

Problem solving in computing and across STEM - part 1

UK students are good problem solvers. PISA tests reveal that they are better than most international peers, including those from countries with better performance in mathematics and reading. Can this help their achievement in computing and other STEM subjects?This series of articles explores problem solving in computing and across STEM, asking ‘what is...

Where will the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards take you?

"The beauty of science is you don't know what you will discover or where it will take you."I am primary teacher and have been teaching for six years. Prior to teaching I worked in forensic science as a DNA analyst and have loved using this experience to introduce the world of forensic science to 11 year olds. They are normally really good at it as they...

The ENTHUSE Celebration Award: be inspired, inspire others

"I had not expected my career as a technician to be so exciting or rewarding."In 2013 I won the ENTHUSE Celebration Award for ‘extending the role of the science technician’, in recognition of the extra work I was doing in my position as Senior Science Technician at The Warwick School, Redhill in Surrey.I joined the school in 1997, when I chose redundancy...

Problem solving in computing and across STEM - part 2

In part 1 we discovered that STEM subjects have common practices that can be shared and taught in the same way to reinforce and improve students’ learning. In part 2 we look at a possible approach to problem solving in computing and how this touches other STEM subjects.Solving problems in computing – a possible approachComputers process data. Problem...

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