Overview of The Careers Experiment
The Ofsted survey into science education (2013) highlights the importance of teaching science for a greater understanding of life, they state that “science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity”. For pupils to achieve in science, they must not only acquire the necessary knowledge, but also understand its value of working scientifically to sustain their interest and curiosity. Young people need to discover and experience scientific phenomena and conduct experimental investigations in school for themselves. They are then more likely to continue to study science and use that learning for work and to contribute as informed citizens. Employers, higher education officials and scientific bodies have voiced their concerns that school leavers are not equipped with the investigative and analytical skills necessary to flourish in a technological world.
‘The Career Experiment’ was created to encourage students to explore the benefits of STEM subjects. It is aimed at ALL young people, not only those interested in science or maths, enhancing both STEM and STEAM initiatives for boys and girls.
- Demonstrate the progression routes of STEM education through university.
- Illustrate the importance of STEM in everyday life.
- Encourage exploration and curiosity in an accessible way.
- Recognising personal qualities, attitudes, skills- how affected by others
- Accepting helpful feedback and rejecting unhelpful criticism
- Developing Communication Skills
- Building on skills, attitudes, values, knowledge and understanding gained
- Increasing independence
- Managing influence of peers and media
- Addressing the challenges of effective learning
- Active contribution to society