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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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Further Higher? Tertiary Education and Growth in the UK's New Economy

This report, from the University and College Union, evaluates the costs and benefits of higher and further education. Focusing on industrial strategy and innovation, the report argues that universities and colleges have a central role to play in the development of enterprise. The UK’s future economic prosperity...
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STEM Knowledge Networks

This booklet provides twelve case studies from STEM Knowledge Networks. These were projects supported by the National STEM Learning Centre and Network in partnership with the National Centre for the Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCETM). Schools were required to enable at least two or more STEM departments to...
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New Vaccines Workshop

These cross-curricular activities, from Centre of the Cell, introduce the concept of vaccination and why it only protects the population if most people are vaccinated. They show how early vaccination was tested and discuss the role of informed consent in Clinical Research. Students learn about the process of...
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Working Together: Teaching Assistants and Assessment for Learning

The materials in this National Strategies resource help teaching assistants to develop their role in supporting assessment for learning (AfL) in the classroom by promoting and embedding good practice in partnership with teachers. Throughout the resource, teaching assistants reflect on and evaluate their role and...
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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...
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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 taken...
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Mobile App Development goes Visual (Spring 2011)

This edition of the Computing at School newsletter covers many topics including: *Visual development of mobile apps using App Inventor *Active learning in computing using Lego NXT and Logo *BYOB, an extension to Scratch that aids abstraction and extension *Robot simulation using RoboMind *Cross-...
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Making a Difference to Professional Practice

The National STEM Learning Centre and Network supports the teaching and learning of science, design and technology, computing, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in schools and colleges throughout the United Kingdom, from primary level to post-16.We enable educators and partner organisations to share...
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Rocket Science: Primary Schools Resource Taster Pack

In this resource students will have the opportunity to think about how plants impact on people’s daily lives in space as well as on Earth. Students will have to think and write about the reasons for taking plants to space and eventually Mars. The resource has been designed to improve key literacy skills such as...
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