In STEM Digging Deeper we have built on the activities in STEM Getting Started and STEM Moving On in order to focus on keeping your knowledge up to date, investigating your local STEM labour market and how you can promote equality and diversity in STEM career learning. In previous career delivery sections we have asked you to plan sessions for learners and colleagues, but on a smaller scale. In this section we want you to think big!
STEM Careers awareness events can have a high profile and impact on learners' career thinking, effectively bringing home important messages about STEM learning and careers.
To complete the STEM Careers online learning module we, are asking you to plan (and hopefully deliver!) a major STEM event. This STEM Careers Day information provides an outline of the task, with some helpful prompts. A Careers Day Planning document is also provided.
The following resources should provide ideas and inspiration:
- Section 8 on Organising STEM Events from the STEM Choices Pack. This section provides examples of schemes and activities provided by organisations that aim to enhance and enrich the curriculum. The activities aim to offer a fun and stimulating opportunity for learners to see the relevance of their studies to the world of work and to involve industry in its widest sense.
- Get ideas from the STEM Choices Pack (pages 67-69) about actual school events at Helsby High School Whole School Food Themed Event.
- Case Study 8 from Subject Choices and Careers Lessons Learned Part 2, explains how to maximise the potential of careers events such as the Big Bang.
- Read 20 Top Tips for a Successful Careers Day.
Once completed, please either email your plan to guidance dot research at warwick dot ac dot uk and we will upload on the NGRF STEM Careers learning module to share with others, anonymously if you wish or upload it to the STEM Careers: helping students get the message on line community forum.
Thanks and well done! STEM Digging deeper, and the entire STEM Careers module is now nearly over - how did you do? What did you think? We only have three more short tasks for you.
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