Find the published findings for the Annual STEM Professional Learning Surveys 2020/21 on Education Scotland’s National Improvement Hub: The 2020/21 reports can be found in the National Data Section of this webpage.

The reports include the findings of the:

  • STEM Practitioner Survey (ELC, primary, ASN and secondary)
  • Technician Survey
  • Community Learning and Development Survey

Some interesting points to note from the surveys:

  • There has been a significant increase in those who say it is easy or very easy to access STEM professional learning – highest ever result – 42% up from 30% in 2018/19.
  • Two thirds of practitioners (ELC, Primary, ASN and secondary) are reporting that they accessed the same or more hours of STEM professional learning than in the previous year.
  • Confidence levels are up across all aspects of STEM.
  • Professional learning priorities include pedagogy, skills progression and support for developing a STEM curriculum.

The surveys results also show some declines. For example, over the last two years the number of STEM partnerships has decreased significantly – most likely due to the impact of the pandemic.

The findings also show that there is a need to provide more professional learning support for early learning and childcare, ASN and community learning and development sectors, School-based technical support staff seem to have very little access to appropriate professional learning and we are particularly keen to encourage more support in this area.

Published On: 10.05.22|Tags: , , , , |

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