The STEM Education Programme will support knowledge exchange and partnership opportunities between the UK and partner countries on STEM education approaches and in doing so build the human resource capacity in a vital area for economic development and social well-being.
The programme will:
Support dialogue and knowledge exchange between the UK and partner country around STEM education approaches for improved curricula for primary, secondary and tertiary STEM education.
- Support development of new and improved pedagogies and teaching and learning resources, relevant to partner country context and development need, leading to enhanced capacity for teaching STEM subjects.
- Support centres of excellence for STEM education in partner countries through partnerships with UK experts.
- Equip students with a better understanding and appreciation of STEM education in an international context
ACTIVITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Activities under the STEM Education Programme will include but not limit to STEM curriculum development and consultancy, partnerships for STEM resource development and piloting innovative approaches to formal and informal STEM learning.
UK experts in STEM education will be engaged to develop/deliver activities. All opportunities will be listed on this web page, and the general British Council Science and Research opportunities page.
STEM EDUCATION PROJECT IN VIETNAM
During the academic year 2016–2017, the British Council in Vietnam worked with Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) to implement a pilot project titled “Applying UK STEM Approach in Vietnam context in 2016–2017”. The project has the following main objectives, including, but not limited to:
- Building capacity for teachers and school leaders with regard to applying STEM education approach in their teaching practices so as to improve students’ academic performance and practical competence;
- Developing coursebooks, renovating textbooks and teaching methods along the line of STEM approach, and developing STEM education learning materials;
- Designing STEM-oriented extra-curricular activities (e.g. science clubs, science competitions, STEM ambassadors, STEM learning materials, STEM summer camps, etc. to encourage the participation of different social organizations into STEM).
The project featured 15 state-owned and private secondary schools and high schools in five provinces in the north of Vietnam. These were:
|Hanoi Department of Education and Training||Hai Phong Department of Education and Training|
|Hoa Binh - La Trobe Schools||Chu Van An Secondary School|
|The Olympia Schools||Tran Phu Secondary School|
|Vinschools||Hai Duong Department of Education and Training|
|Ta Quang Buu Secondary School and High School||Hung Dao High School|
|Le Loi Secondary School, Ha Dong||Nam Sach II High School|
|Nguyen Trai Secondary School, Ha Dong||Thanh Ha High School|
|Chuc Dong High School||Nam Dinh Department of Education and Training|
|Highschool of Education and Science||Le Hong Phong High School for Gifted Students|
|Quang Ninh Department of Education and Training|
|Hon Gai High School|
The pilot project has successfully concluded and has brought about substantial improvement in the operations and teaching methodology in the participating schools. Below is a more detailed description of components of the project.