Developing STEM Across the Curriculum


  • #UKEdChat session 522.
  • A greater knowledge of STEM can help one understand and make decisions about the wider world.
  • Develop an understanding of STEM across the curriculum without extra workload.
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#UKEdChat session 522 – STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, form the basis of our modern world. There is a shortest of people which STEM skills in the workforce of most countries and a lack of adequate scientific knowledge to make decisions about the world in which we live.

In schools, there is a natural crossover of the arts/humanities into other subject areas, with sketching being used in the STEM subjects, and English (other mother tongues are available) is the medium in which the subject is taught and assessed. Just like you don’t see iambic pentameters alongside experimental parameters in science classes, the idea isn’t to include complex STEM concepts in, say, your art classes, but some of the basics can find a way to support the subject and make real-world connections as they do in the world outside of the classroom. But how can STEM ideas be re-enforced organically across the curriculum without causing extra workload for all?

In this #UKEdChat discussion on Thursday 24th September 2020 at 8pm (UK) we discussed how all subjects can benefit from including elements of STEM, how can this best be achieved, and what training is needed to ensure this happens successfully.

Questions

  1. How confident are you with science ideas? STEM specialists: how confident do you feel the average teacher in your school is?
  2. What are the benefits of embedding STEM across the curriculum?
  3. What are the barriers to embedding STEM across the curriculum?
  4. What further training would you need to embed STEM in your subject area/phase? STEM specialists: What training support could you offer?
  5. How can technology be used to help embedded STEM across the curriculum?
  6. How can senior managers support STEM across the curriculum?
  7. What suggestions do you have for STEM activities/projects in non-STEM subject areas?
  8. How will a population with a greater understanding of STEM benefit society?

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