Headteacher Magazine, guide to services and products for UK Schools
According to a recent report published by Sir John Holman, president of the Royal Society for Chemistry, high-stake exams are preventing schools from carrying out enough practical science activities. Many have responded by highlighting the importance of practical lessons, however, perhaps we need to take it further.
Draisci Studio, the award-winning London-based architecture and design studio, introduces STEM - a new sculptural feature created for the Science and Technology Building in the long-established Oundle School, Northamptonshire.
Issues around technology procurement, measurement and adoption have prompted industry heavyweights to call on Government to produce a digital strategy for schools.
New MOOC brings the water cycle to life
A new ‘massive open online course’ (MOOC) launching this month is set to showcase the ways augmented reality (AR) technology can help bring learning to life.
The course, developed in partnership between Canvas Network and Zappar comes in response to huge user demand for AR in the classroom, which Zappar reports has tripled in two years (from 11% to 29%)1.
‘We all have a part to play in tackling the STEM skills shortage’
The most recent research for the Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology reported that 42 per cent of employers still have difficulties recruiting staff from science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) backgrounds. Indeed, the STEM skills shortfall is a very real issue, and a cause for concern not only for schools, but also parents, businesses, government and policy-makers.
Doug Anderson, Sales and Marketing Manager of Guttridge, discusses the importance of attracting future engineers, offering a few tips and setting a few industry goals along the way.
The engineering sector is vital for the UK’s economic progression. In the future, engineers will be responsible for producing cutting-edge technology and building structures that will help the UK tackle many renewable energy issues.
We can do more to nurture students’ interest and achievement in Science, Design & Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) – by showing them the exciting, real-life applications of the subjects. If we want students to be fully equipped for their futures, we need to give them grounding in these subjects and make them aware of the career choices in these fields.
Copyright © 2018. All rights reserved.