The independent report from the Science and Engineering Education Advisory Group (SEEAG), Supporting Scotland's STEM Education and Culture, was published on 28 February 2012. The report sets out a range of recommendations for the Scottish Government and key stakeholders on how to improve the profile of science in the community and enhance science and engineering learning.
The report offers a set of recommendations, including:
- enabling practical, hands-on science learning for young people, with links being made across science subjects and beyond;
- ensuring teachers have access to high quality professional development in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects, particularly within the primary sector;
- providing all schools with opportunities to engage with real-life science and engineering;
- raising a greater awareness of STEM careers, and routes into these;
- continuing, and building on, the role on the science centres and festivals in public science engagement.
The Scottish Government has published its response to the SEEAG report, setting out a number of priority areas for action:
The following links provide background to the work of SEEAG and highlight the evidence gathered.