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Improving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education

education - science
  •                 STEM Education

Improving Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education is a key priority for Curriculum for Excellence.  Through changes in learning and teaching and support for leadership, Curriculum for Excellence is enabling new and exciting opportunities to make school science education stimulating and exciting for all pupils.

Science and Engineering Education Advisory Group (SEEAG)

The implementation of Science & Engineering 21 - An Action Plan for Education was taken forward by an Advisory Group, chaired by the former Chief Scientific Advisor, Professor Anne Glover.  The Scottish Government’s response to the SEEAG report highted a series of priorities for science education including developing the confidence and expertise of science teachers, helping to ensure pupil experience of science is inspiring, and raising awareness of pathways into STEM careers.


An independent advisory group, STEMEC, has been formed to take forward work arising from the SEEAG Report and to improve STEM education and learning in Scotland’s schools.