Description

The rapid population growth of under-represented minority groups and the continued under-utilisation of women mean that future growth in the domestic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce is linked to greater diversity. Subject-matter mastery is important but insufficient for a student to pursue a STEM profession behavioural factors also play a significant role. We describe some of these factors and their relation to career choice, and provide recommendations for practitioners utilising them in STEM education programmes and projects.

More from this issue

This is an account of a practical outdoor science project using the larvae of antlions with year 5 and 6 (age 10 11) pupils from Sir Harry...

Jan 2013
Journal Article

The Saggi di naturali esperienze was published in 1667 by one of the earliest scientific societies, the Accademia del Cimento. The book was a...

Jan 2013
Journal Article

The traditional plan of teaching science content and then deciding at the end what to ask in an examination is challenged in this presentation,...

Jan 2013
Journal Article