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.

Engaging girls in STEM

Engaging girls in STEM

Engaging girls in Stem
Helen Caldwell Sway Grantham Neil Smith

The statistics on girls and women engaging in STEM at school and in the workplace are disappointing. Although the number of scientists increased globally by 5 million between 2000 and 2012, only a third of these scientists are women (UNESCO, 2016). In the UK, girls outperform or equal boys in A*–C (9–4) GCSE combined grades in all STEM subjects except mathematics. However, there follows a drop-off by the time they reach A levels, when all STEM subjects except biology have fewer female participants than male (Botcherby & Buckner, 2012). The fact that girls often do better than boys at school does not ...

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