Teaching STEM in the Secondary School
Helping teachers meet the challenge
Routledge – 2014 – 272 pages
The skills, knowledge and understanding of the subjects involved in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) are vital for all young people in an increasingly science and technology driven society.
This book looks at the purpose and pedagogy of STEM teaching and explores the ways in which STEM subjects can interact in the curriculum to enhance student understanding, achievement and motivation. By reaching outside their own classroom, teachers can collaborate across subjects to enrich learning and help students relate school science, maths and technology to the wider world.
Packed with ideas and practical details for teachers of STEM subjects, this book:
This timely new text is essential reading for trainee and practising teachers that wish to make the learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics an interesting, motivating and exciting experience for their students.
1. What is STEM? 2. Curriculum design for STEM 3. Teaching science in the light of STEM 4. Teaching D&T in the light of STEM 5. Teaching mathematics in the light of STEM 6. Using PBL as a vehicle for STEM 7. Enabling the E in STEM 8. The role of STEM events and activities 9. Managing STEM – Looking Sideways 10. Sustaining STEM
Frank Banks is Professor of Teacher Education and Director of International Development in Teacher Education at The Open University.
David Barlex is Curriculum Advisor to the Design & Technology Association and Director of the Nuffield Design & Technology.