How can teachers harness the power of STEM education and learning in the primary curriculum? This book gives practical STEM ideas for the classroom and supports teachers to make the most of opportunities for rich STEM experiences across the primary curriculum. This book:  – Explores the nature of STEM education and why it matters  – Highlights the opportunities for STEM learning across the curriculum  – Supports teachers to design and innovate engaging STEM learning experiences  – Includes a chapter on STEM in the early years.

Preparing for transition to secondary Stem

Preparing for transition to secondary Stem
David Barlex

There is little doubt that the government in England sees the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects as being important to the economy. There have been a series of government reports since 2000 arguing for greater emphasis on the STEM subjects culminating in a National STEM Programme (DFES and DTI, 2006). One of the difficulties noted by John Holman, the National Director of the Programme, was the disparity in status of the STEM subjects in school. He summed this up well with the following graphic device:

  • In school:   In the world outside school:

John argued that there should be a better balance across the STEM subjects in school. This disparity of ...

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