“Students develop a more coherent understanding of the links between STEM subjects and how they impact upon other areas of the curriculum"
- Javed Shujaat, STEM Coordinator at Trinity Catholic High School
EDT’s Go4SET project is typically 10 weeks and offers young people age 12-14 the opportunity to develop skills, inform subject choice and change perceptions about STEM, raising awareness of how studying these subjects can lead to a rewarding career.
Educators can enthuse students about studying science, technology, engineering and maths through Go4SET, whilst students develop; project management, communication, team-working, time management, presentation and report writing skills.
Go4SET offers flexibility for schools and colleges to fit in with curriculum based activities and project based learning for larger cohorts of students.
- Students can understand STEM application in a real-world setting
- Creates an opportunity to influence subject and career choice
- Students develop employability skills to help with future study and employment potential
- Links are developed with local industry for further engagement and learning potential
How does it work?
- School/college identifies teacher to support Go4SET team and teacher or school/college registers the team online
- EDT links school/college with company/organisation who identify mentor to support the project
- School/college choose project from menu of options and project commences starting with launch event
- EDT supports teams, teachers and mentors throughout the project duration
- The project includes a launch event, a company visit, and culminates in a Celebration and Assessment Day. Regular meetings are encouraged.
Projects that meet the award criteria may be eligible for the CREST Awards and the Industrial Cadets Awards. Teachers supporting a Go4SET team can gain formal recognition of continual professional development through the College of Teachers accreditation framework.
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