Online course

Linking STEM Curriculum Learning to Careers

Discover how to adapt your curriculum to link to careers in science, design & technology, engineering, computing and mathematics.

Linking STEM Curriculum Learning to Careers

How will you develop your students' career aspirations?

Enhance your role as a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) subject teacher by linking curriculum learning to careers. Through weekly tasks, you will identify how to adapt your STEM curriculum, engaging your students in careers linked to their classroom learning.

Learn from experienced educators who have adapted their teaching, worked with employers and collaborated with local STEM Ambassadors to create a careers-linked curriculum that both engages and inspires students within the STEM subjects.

What topics will you cover?

  • Approaches for reviewing current practice, understanding your students’ careers need and planning a STEM careers learning journey.
  • Adapting your teaching with careers resources to motivate and inspire your students.
  • Engaging with local employers to both raise your students’ aspirations and develop your knowledge about STEM careers.
  • The wider context of your school or college and the Gatsby Careers Benchmarks.

When would you like to start?

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Engage students through linking STEM curriculum learning with careers, providing a real-life understanding of your subject and its relevance in future career paths.
  • Develop meaningful encounters for students with employers, linked to the teaching of your STEM subject.
  • Improve your curriculum content by applying a STEM careers learning journey approach.
  • Evaluate the impact of linking curriculum learning to careers contribute to discussions about careers education in your school or college.

Who is the course for?

This course has been designed for both STEM secondary teachers and further education lecturers, with case studies and specific activities for each sector. This course is for all teachers, to enable you to embed careers learning in your teaching. Careers leads may find this course useful to support school and college strategies.

Our focus is on the UK STEM sector, however, we will be presenting the need for STEM skilled working, reference to the practise of employer volunteers, and approaches equally applicable to other countries.

Who developed the course?

The National STEM Learning Centre provides world-class professional development activities and resources to support the teaching of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects.

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