Summary: linking curriculum learning to STEM careers
The first is that the curriculum must be the driver. And your job is to teach the science and maths and technology curriculum, and teach it well. But you can do that by linking it to careers. It’s part of teaching well. But don’t be deflected from the curriculum that you are delivering.
The second piece of advice is start small and build up. Don’t feel that you’ve got to immediately be putting careers into every single lesson. You can’t do it. Some lessons are theoretical. Start small. Start with one lesson. Start with a starter for one lesson. And then feel the success. And build out from there.
The third point is about collaboration. Collaborate with your colleagues because they are a great source of ideas. And you’ll be a great source of ideas for them. Borrow shamelessly. Share ideas of how you can link curriculum learning to careers. But bring your careers leader into it as well. Every school has a careers leader. Colleges may have more than one person leading on careers. They will be very pleased to hear how you, in practice, are meeting benchmark four by linking curriculum learning to careers. Tell them about it. They will be able to spread your ideas around and make it part of a whole school enterprise.
Linking Curriculum Learning to STEM Careers
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