Science, technology, engineering and maths skills are vital for national economies
All young people should understand how their studies can build their skills and knowledge to enter a wide range of interesting and rewarding career pathways. However, Ofsted's Going in the Right Direction? reminds us that this is not always the case, while numerous reports from organisations ranging from the CBI, Institute of Physics , Social Market Foundation and Wellcome Trust highlight the specific case of knowledge about and interest in STEM careers.
iCeGS has undertaken a range of research projects that further explore these issues and practical approaches to supporting young people’s informed career choices, publications include:
- Hutchinson, J. (2013). School Organisation and STEM Career-related Learning. York: National STEM Centre.
- Hutchinson, J., Moore, N., Davies, A., Thomas, M. and Marriott, J. (2013). Gendered Horizons: Boys' and Girls' Perceptions of Job and Career Choices. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.
- Hooley, T., Hutchinson, J. and Neary, S. (2012). Supporting STEM Students into STEM Careers: A Practical Introduction for Academics. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS), University of Derby.
- Hutchinson, J. (2012). Career-related learning and science education: The changing landscape. School Science Review, 346: 91-98.
- Finegold, P. with Stagg, P. and Hutchinson, J. (2011). Good Timing: Implementing STEM careers strategy in secondary schools. Coventry: Centre for Education and Industry (CEI),University of Warwick.