North East Local Enterprise Partnership and NUSTEM at Northumbria University have been awarded funding from the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) Primary Fund to develop a package of CPD sessions and classroom activities for primary school teachers to provide careers teaching ideas in primary education.
Session 1: Explore the gendered nature of subject and career choices that children and young people make, and how we can reduce this.
This session provides an introduction to the gendered nature of subject and career choices that children and young people make, and how unconscious bias can contribute to this. It also explores how to reduce these effects.
The session will provide three analysis and reflection tools that look at different aspects of the school environment.
Session 2: Planning and teaching using the Primary Careers Tool
This session explores NUSTEM research on the career aspirations of children aged between 8 and 11. It then introduces the Primary Careers Tool, an online resource to support the inclusion of careers related learning into curriculum planning. The Tool is a database of over 100 different jobs which can be sorted by National Curriculum topic in Science and Maths.
This session considers some of the characteristics that help to make people successful in their chosen careers. It introduces the STEM Person of the Week resource and presents findings from research on the use of role models and STEM Person of the Week.