Why volunteer in STEM?
On this courseIn Week 1 you will discover the range of resources available to you to start volunteering. In Week 2 you’ll hear from educators about some of the things you should consider as an inclusive volunteer working with diverse groups.By then end of the course you will be able to:
- Identify the range of resources available as a starting point for planning a STEM activity.
- Evaluate a resource, considering its relevance for a specific group of young people.
- Explore aspects of diversity and the implications for working with young people.
- Reflect on your own attitudes and approaches to inclusivity when volunteering.
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Tasks and discussions
Tasks are titled as such and are highlighted with a vertical line in the left-margin – like the one against this paragraph. The first tasks of this course are at the bottom of this page.
STEM Learning resources
Introduce yourselfIn the next step we’ll look at some real challenges that volunteers, like you, can help address. It’s really important to understand where you come from as this can influence what you may bring as a volunteer, so over the next few steps we would like you to share a little about yourself.In the comments below, say hello, who you are, and why you joined this course.
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Inspiring Young People in STEM: Resources for Activities and Promoting Diversity
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