Skip to 0 minutes and 1 second[Angela] Over the past two weeks, you've examined a wide range of things you'll need to do when gathering feedback, and using this feedback to help you plan your development, and evaluate volunteering activities and programs. Do take a moment to complete the self audit task if you've not already done so. Our ultimate aim is to help you inspire young people to continue to enjoying studying STEM subjects, have positive STEM experiences, and to consider STEM careers. You've explored why gathering feedback from others, and using feedback where relevant to develop yourself, is so important to making your STEM ambassador or volunteering activities effective.

Skip to 0 minutes and 47 secondsUsing this mix of feedback channels with your own reflections helps you focus on the young people that you're working with. Going beyond using only self-reflection to look at the bigger picture, an impact you're having. Gathering feedback, and using this feedback helps to develop your own skills and knowledge, and has the potential to improve the quality of STEM volunteering activities. The experiences you share, and the aspirations of young people. If you're based in the UK, we encourage you to find out more about the STEM Ambassador program, and the additional range of support available to you from your local STEM Ambassador hub. We hope you've enjoyed the program, and have renewed enthusiasm to continue with your STEM volunteering activities.

Continuing your volunteering

Over the past two weeks, we’ve examined the wide range of things you’ll need to do when gathering feedback and using this feedback to help you plan your development and evaluate volunteering activities and programmes.

Self-audit of your progress

We invite you to complete the self-audit task to reflect on what you have learnt during this course. In particular, we hope that you will consider if your approach to volunteering in STEM has changed. Download your responses and keep hold of these along with your responses to previous course self-audit tasks as a record of your personal development on the program.

Before you complete the self-audit task, please make sure you are familiar with JISC Online Surveys terms and conditions and privacy policy (the platform the self-audit is hosted on). Your course progress and FutureLearn profile will not be affected, whether or not you decide to take part in this task. For the purposes of any personal information submitted to the self-audit, STEM Learning will be the data controller, not FutureLearn. Further details on the opening page of the self-audit task.

Our ultimate aim is to help you inspire young people to continue to enjoy studying STEM subjects, have positive STEM experiences and to consider STEM careers. You’ve explored why gathering feedback from others and using feedback, where relevant, to develop yourself, is so important to making your STEM Ambassador or volunteering activities effective. Using this mix of feedback channels with your own reflections, helps you focus on the young people you are working with, going beyond using only self-reflection to look at the bigger picture and impact you are having. Gathering feedback and using this feedback helps to develop your own skills and knowledge and has the potential to improve the quality of STEM volunteering activities, the experiences you share and the aspirations of young people.

Providing feedback on this course

Please share your feedback about this course by completing FutureLearn’s short, optional, post-course survey. Your views help FutureLearn and the National STEM Learning Centre to improve our courses.

Completing the program

If you’ve taken part in all four courses, we’re really pleased that you’ve completed the Inspiring Young People in STEM program. You can of course take these courses as many times as you like, to learn from other volunteers and help you to continue your development as a volunteer.

Program Map: 1. Resources - Start thinking about your activity. Find a resource (there are plenty available). Adapt if necessary. 2. Plan - It worked for someone else, but you’ll need to plan to make it a successful activity for your group. 3. Deliver - Run the activity, communicate effectively with young people and keep them engaged. 4. Review - this course - Use feedback from young people and educators to improve the activity and your volunteering.

If you are based in the UK, we encourage you to find out more about the STEM Ambassador programme and the additional range of support available to you from your local STEM Ambassador Hub.

We hope you’ve enjoyed the program and have renewed enthusiasm to continue with your STEM volunteering activities.

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Inspiring Young People In STEM: Using Feedback to Improve

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