Why is STEM important for all?

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Why is STEM important for all?

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The 15 Minute Forum returned this week and was led by Phoebe Bence (Science Teacher and STEM lead). Phoebe began by talking about the many and varied roles of a teacher. It is relatively easy to identify that teachers have pastoral roles, prepare students for achieving in exams, teaching life skills and raising aspirations. However, a vital role of a teacher is to prepare students for their future and the world of work.

The challenge for us, as teachers, is that the future world of work will look very different to the current one. Phoebe discussed the changing fortunes of Kodak (which was used by Matthew Syed in this article) as an example of how tomorrow’s economy will not be the same as today’s. From 1900, when it patented the Box Brownie, Kodak was a revolutionary company, innovating and developing photographs on film, to the point where they were globally successful and a…

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