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2nd Edition

Teaching STEM in the Secondary School
Helping Teachers Meet The Challenge

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ISBN 9780367330460
December 29, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
352 Pages 69 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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 STEM subjects to enrich learning and help students relate school science, technology and maths to the wider world.

Packed with ideas and practical details for teachers of STEM subjects, this second edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect changes to the curriculum and international developments in STEM. Offering practical and meaningful ways for teachers to learn from other STEM disciplines to better support their students learning, the book:

  • considers what the STEM subjects contribute separately to the curriculum and how they relate to each other in the wider education of secondary school students
  • describes and evaluates different curriculum models for STEM
  • suggests ways in which a critical approach to the pedagogy of the classroom, laboratory and workshop can support and encourage all pupils to engage fully in STEM
  • addresses the practicalities of introducing, organising and sustaining STEM-related activities in the secondary school
  • looks to ways schools can manage and sustain STEM approaches in the long-term

This is essential reading for trainee and practising teachers, those engaged in further professional development and all who wish to make the learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics an interesting, motivating and exciting experience for their students.

Table of Contents

1. What is STEM? 2. Curricula for STEM – ‘looking sideways’ 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. Project work and problem-based learning through STEM 7. Enabling the E in STEM 8. The role of STEM enhancement and enrichment activities 9. Computing, digital literacy, IT, computer science, TEL and STEM 10. Creating an environment for Sustaining STEM 11. Future visions for STEM

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Prof. Frank Banks is Emeritus Professor in Teacher Education at The Open University in the UK where he directed the innovative on-line initial teacher education programme. Frank has worked as a school teacher of science, engineering and technology in different Secondary High Schools in England and in Wales.

Dr David Barlex is an acknowledged leader in design and technology education, curriculum design and curriculum materials development. A former school teacher and Senior Lecturer in Education at Brunel University, David’s teacher development activity stems from his conviction that there should be a dynamic relationship between curriculum development and academic research.