STEM Subject Choice and Careers
The 2006 STEM Programme Report led to a significant government investment in STEM education, the STEM Programme.
A key part of this Programme was to bring together industry and education to provide high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance for STEM subjects. This work comprised several strands, including a communication campaign, production of careers resources, and academic research.
Full details of the STEM Programme careers project may be found here.
The materials in this collection support the work of teachers, careers and personal advisers, by illustrating how pursuing STEM subjects can open up fulfilling and highly paid career paths.
The resources have been developed for the Department for Education by the Centre for Science Education (CSE) at Sheffield Hallam University and Babcock, together with the Science Council (FutureMorph); the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) (Maths Careers); and the Centre for Education and Industry (CEI) at the University of Warwick, the International Centre for Guidance Studies at the University of Derby and Isinglass Consultancy (Timeline Project).
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These wide-ranging resources are written for use by teachers and lecturers in the classroom. The materials support greater pupil engagement by raising awareness of the applications of STEM in the workplace, and potential career pathways resulting from the study of STEM subjects. The materials include resources to support cross-curricular…
These materials support teachers, careers and personal advisers who are working together to broaden knowledge of STEM opportunities amongst students and parents. Resources include posters and support materials for practitioners. Teachers may also find the following eLibrary collections useful: • Future Morph videos: Materials…
Using enhancement and enrichment activities helps to promote greater engagement with STEM subjects and raises awareness of STEM careers. These resources support the establishment and utilisation of external partnerships to promote STEM subject choice and careers. Teachers may also find the following eLibrary collections useful: •…
These materials provide examples of effective practice in equality and diversity within STEM subjects and careers. Teachers may also find the resources available from the interactive Equality and Diversity Toolkit useful. The toolkit has been developed with a view to promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics,…
This collection includes research information, reports and guidance. It will be of interest to managers and practitioners in schools who are concerned with the delivery of STEM careers awareness.
Resource by: Department for Education