A summary of STEM resources

Published 18/09/2018.  Last updated 14/08/2023
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Scotland has a long tradition of expertise, innovation, and achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and it is an integral part of our future economic and social development.

In 2017, the Scottish Government published the STEM education and training strategy for Scotland. This strategy outlines a vision of Scotland as a nation with a highly educated and skilled population, equipped with the skills, knowledge and capability to adapt and thrive in a fast-paced and changing world.


Visit the STEM Nation online resource for further information about the professional learning support and resources available.

Professional learning

Early learning and childcare practitioners module 7 is an online module developed with the University of the West of Scotland. It provides all staff with resources and activities to help young learners to develop STEM in ELC.

The Social Sciences and Engineering Research Council (SSERC) offers Professional Learning in support of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

The Skills Development Scotland YouTube channel offers skills, apprenticeship and careers videos.

Resources

Remote learning resources

All STEM

The Young STEM Leader Programme (YSLP) - aims to inspire more young people to develop an interest in STEM and pursue the study of STEM subjects and relevant future pathways.

Sciences

Technologies

Engineering

Mathematics

A Summary of Resources to Support Learning, Teaching and Assessment within Numeracy and Mathematics
National Numeracy and Mathematics Professional Learning Community (GLOW login required)

Family learning

Case studies and exemplars

Early Learning and Childcare

Primary

Secondary

Community learning and development

Reporting

Strategy for education and training annual reports

Performance indicator tables

Enhancing Professional Learning in STEM Grants Programme

Education Scotland and Scottish Government have awarded £430,000 of STEM Grant funding to 84 successful projects in 2021/22. This will benefit an estimated 11,000 practitioners.

National STEM Data

STEM Strategy Evidence Base (October 2017)
STEM Professional Learning Survey 2016/17 Findings
STEM Professional Learning Survey 2016/17 Findings PowerPoint
STEM Professional Learning Survey 2017/18 Findings (ELC, Primary, ASN and Secondary)
STEM Professional Learning Survey 2017/18 Findings (CLD)
STEM Professional Learning Annual Data Gathering 2017/18
STEM Professional Learning Survey 2018/19 Findings (ELC, Primary, ASN and Secondary)
STEM Professional Learning Survey 2018/19 Findings (School Technical Staff)
STEM Professional Learning Survey 2018/19 Findings (CLD)
STEM Professional Learning Annual Data Gathering 2018/19
STEM Professional Learning Annual Data Gathering 2019/20
STEM Professional Learning Survey 2020/21 Findings (ELC Primary ASN and Secondary)
STEM Professional Learning Survey 2020/21 Findings (School Technical Staff)
STEM Professional Learning Survey 2020/21 Findings (CLD)
The Structural Barriers to STEM Engagement - Executive Summary for Education Scotland (November 2022)
The Structural Barriers to STEM Engagement - Final Report for Education Scotland (November 2022)

Who can help?

There is a wide range of organisation and partners that can provide support for STEM activities in early learning and childcare settings and schools. These include:

  • Parents who have STEM careers or who use STEM skills within their workplace
  • Local authority STEM-related support officers and regional STEM Advisors (being recruited from 2018-19)
  • RAiSE and Digital Skills Development Officers or Mathematics and Numeracy Hub Champions in your authority
  • Employers including local and national employers
  • Regional colleges, universities and higher education institutes
  • Developing Young Workforce Regional Groups – established to develop links between schools and employers
  • STEM hubs – to be established in 2018/19 onwards to support links between schools, employers, colleges, universities and DYW Regional Groups
  • Community learning and development organisations

We are signatories to the Tomorrow's Engineers Code of Practice.

A summary of STEM resources

Published 18/09/2018.  Last updated 14/08/2023
sourceLearning resources schoolNumeracy and Mathematics schoolSciences schoolTechnologies categorySTEM categoryGaelic

Scotland has a long tradition of expertise, innovation, and achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and it is an integral part of our future economic and social development.

In 2017, the Scottish Government published the STEM education and training strategy for Scotland. This strategy outlines a vision of Scotland as a nation with a highly educated and skilled population, equipped with the skills, knowledge and capability to adapt and thrive in a fast-paced and changing world.


Visit the STEM Nation online resource for further information about the professional learning support and resources available.

Professional learning

Early learning and childcare practitioners module 7 is an online module developed with the University of the West of Scotland. It provides all staff with resources and activities to help young learners to develop STEM in ELC.

The Social Sciences and Engineering Research Council (SSERC) offers Professional Learning in support of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

The Skills Development Scotland YouTube channel offers skills, apprenticeship and careers videos.

Resources

Remote learning resources

All STEM

The Young STEM Leader Programme (YSLP) - aims to inspire more young people to develop an interest in STEM and pursue the study of STEM subjects and relevant future pathways.

Sciences

Technologies

Engineering

Mathematics

A Summary of Resources to Support Learning, Teaching and Assessment within Numeracy and Mathematics
National Numeracy and Mathematics Professional Learning Community (GLOW login required)

Family learning

Case studies and exemplars

Early Learning and Childcare

Primary

Secondary

Community learning and development

Reporting

Strategy for education and training annual reports

Performance indicator tables

Enhancing Professional Learning in STEM Grants Programme

Education Scotland and Scottish Government have awarded £430,000 of STEM Grant funding to 84 successful projects in 2021/22. This will benefit an estimated 11,000 practitioners.

National STEM Data

STEM Strategy Evidence Base (October 2017)
STEM Professional Learning Survey 2016/17 Findings
STEM Professional Learning Survey 2016/17 Findings PowerPoint
STEM Professional Learning Survey 2017/18 Findings (ELC, Primary, ASN and Secondary)
STEM Professional Learning Survey 2017/18 Findings (CLD)
STEM Professional Learning Annual Data Gathering 2017/18
STEM Professional Learning Survey 2018/19 Findings (ELC, Primary, ASN and Secondary)
STEM Professional Learning Survey 2018/19 Findings (School Technical Staff)
STEM Professional Learning Survey 2018/19 Findings (CLD)
STEM Professional Learning Annual Data Gathering 2018/19
STEM Professional Learning Annual Data Gathering 2019/20
STEM Professional Learning Survey 2020/21 Findings (ELC Primary ASN and Secondary)
STEM Professional Learning Survey 2020/21 Findings (School Technical Staff)
STEM Professional Learning Survey 2020/21 Findings (CLD)
The Structural Barriers to STEM Engagement - Executive Summary for Education Scotland (November 2022)
The Structural Barriers to STEM Engagement - Final Report for Education Scotland (November 2022)

Who can help?

There is a wide range of organisation and partners that can provide support for STEM activities in early learning and childcare settings and schools. These include:

  • Parents who have STEM careers or who use STEM skills within their workplace
  • Local authority STEM-related support officers and regional STEM Advisors (being recruited from 2018-19)
  • RAiSE and Digital Skills Development Officers or Mathematics and Numeracy Hub Champions in your authority
  • Employers including local and national employers
  • Regional colleges, universities and higher education institutes
  • Developing Young Workforce Regional Groups – established to develop links between schools and employers
  • STEM hubs – to be established in 2018/19 onwards to support links between schools, employers, colleges, universities and DYW Regional Groups
  • Community learning and development organisations

We are signatories to the Tomorrow's Engineers Code of Practice.