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Getting feedback on STEM activities

Getting feedback on STEM activities
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How do you know whether you have met the objectives when doing STEM activities, not only your objectives but those of your employer, the volunteering programme and the needs of the young people and the educator?

Self-reflection is important: asking ourselves what went well and whether there is anything which can be improved on for the future. However, self-reflection only goes part way to giving you the answer. Who else can give you feedback?

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use different tools with groups of young people to obtain immediate feedback about practical STEM activities.
  • Reflect on feedback to improve presentation skills with young people and the effectiveness of the STEM activity.
  • Contribute towards employer and programme evaluation of STEM volunteering activities.
  • Identify further opportunities for professional development and skills development relating to volunteering and inspiring young people in STEM subjects.

This course was written by Angela Rust, a Learning and Development professional who co-developed the courses in this ExpertTrack with STEM Ambassador Hubs.

Introduce yourself

To get us started, once again introduce yourself saying who you are, and what volunteering role you have in the comments below. Have you been working with young people already?
Take a look at the responses and use the ‘Follow’ feature on their post to keep track of the ideas posted by people who are working in similar contexts. We hope that you will enjoy discussing volunteering approaches between yourselves.
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