STEM education has developed in leaps and bounds over recent years. With research continuing to show the value of STEM education for young people, and industry calling our for more STEM talent to fill vital roles, schools around the world are looking at how they can help their students develop STEM skills and prepare for the ever-changing future of work.
In 2022 we had the pleasure of working with the Catholic Department Of Education in Western Australia on a year-long project to design STEM Skill Profiles aligned to the CEWA approaches to learning in order to better support STEM educators across the network to deliver high-quality STEM education.
Working with consultants across various departments at CEWA, we worked to design flexible and valuable skill profiles to highlight what STEM education looks like in CEWA schools across the state for students at every age. As well as providing elaborations on the types of skills being developed by students and what those skills look like in the classroom in different year levels, we also highlighted what these skills look like in the workforce to provide clear links between the classroom and the real world.
To help support educators in their conversations with students and parents, the BOP team worked to source case studies of STEM leaders from around the world that demonstrate mastery of these skills in their day-to-day activities and projects, as well as recommendations on how these STEM skills could be applied and demonstrated for students wanting to get a head start on their STEM career.