30 Dec '16, 7pm

Interesting study - #STEM Enrichment Activities Have No Impact On Results

Enrichment activities to encourage pupils to study science and technology subjects have made no difference to their performance in mathematics exams, new research shows. Data shows children who didn't take part in the activities, run and funded by various governments, private companies and charities, did just as well in GCSE tests. The STEM enrichment activities have been running to encourage more children to develop science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills, which are vital to the economic growth of the UK. There have long been concerns not enough children are studying these subjects, in contrast to pupils in other nations. The activities include hands-on fun sessions in laboratories, teacher mentoring and inspiring talks for young people by STEM ambassadors. Their objective is to give young people a better understanding of science and maths; to link...

Full article: https://www.ecnmag.com/news/2016/12/stem-enrichment-activ...

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