The STEM (Sciences Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics) Strategy was launched in the Scottish Parliament in November 2017 by Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, who was then Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science. The strategy sets out the vision for STEM Education and Training for the next five years around the themes of Excellence, Equity, Inspiration and Connection. There are a number of Actions in the Strategy related to Community Learning and Development which are summarised in the attachment below.
One of the key actions is around professional learning/training in STEM subjects and there is a CLD STEM Professional Learning Survey specifically aimed at CLD practitioners.
Colleagues in Education Scotland are keen to hear about the types of professional learning that would make the greatest impact on CLD practitioners and the participants in CLD activities. They would also like to know more about the best way for you to access career-long professional learning. There is also an opportunity to consider how your CLD work can incorporate STEM activities, as well as identifying supports to assist with this.
The survey will only take a few minutes to complete. Your individual response will not be shared with other organisations. However, the overall findings from the survey will play an important role in shaping the Scottish Government strategy for CLD career-long professional learning in STEM and your help is appreciated.
Please take a few minutes to complete the CLD STEM Professional Learning Survey
Summary of actions in the Strategy related to CLD- STEM Strategy CLD Related Actions