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Linking careers to the curriculum in STEM subjects

A teacher explains the approach her department took to begin to embed careers learning and consider what ways student understanding could be enhanced

How you link your curriculum to career learning will no doubt vary by the subject and phase of education (11-14 years; 14-16 years; post-16). In this video, Emma explains the approach her department took to begin to embed career learning and consider what ways career learning could enhance student understanding.

There are a number of common themes that we will look to unpick throughout this course that translate across phase and subject:

  • Using an employer to provide context to a part of the curriculum (through competition, visit, activity, collaborative projects or other planned activities).
  • Providing information on the further study routes and careers that link to your subject (through real life examples, case studies, job descriptions or other materials).
  • Highlighting the employability skills involved in participating in a project or activity and reflecting on what types of careers these skills would be useful to in the future.

Careers linked teaching can range from small scale lesson tweaks, to more strategic projects and partnerships. The aim of this course is to equip you with the knowledge and experience to take your own curriculum and embed careers learning throughout its content. With students at the heart of the process, we will help you build their ‘Careers Learning Journey’, giving you clarity over the career learning that is happening in your lessons and your students a clear road map of the career learning in your classroom.

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