This online open educational resource (OER) is designed for teachers of late primary and early secondary pupils. There is no requirement to have a background in or role related to STEM.
Gender Equality in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has been developed by Equality Challenge Unit in partnership with Open Educational Practices in Scotland.Please note this course is currently in a pilot phase and is untested.
We are committed to open education and are currently piloting this resource in an open format in academic year 2017/18. Therefore, please use this content and suggested classroom activities at your own risk, giving consideration to how these will be used and received in your context. If you intend to use this course in the context of your school we would welcome your input in our evaluation. We may be in touch to gather feedback on your experience in order to test and make improvements to this resource.
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You can study this course online at a pace that suits you. It also gives you an opportunity to connect with your peers and you can use it as a framework to support group work with colleagues. You can also download the sections to study offline, though you need to return to the online version to complete the activities and quiz.
By studying the course you will have the opportunity to gain a Digital Badge and a Statement of Participation – you need to login and click on the ‘Enrol’ button for your activity to be recorded. Please visit every page when enrolled and complete the activities and quiz in order to gain the Digital Badge and Statement of Participation.
Except for third party materials and where otherwise stated, when individual resources included in this course have other licences, this course content is made available under a CC BY 4.0 licence
Equality Challenge Unit
Opening Educational Practices in Scotland
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Please note: the downloadable Word and PDF versions of the course material have been temporarily disabled while a technical problem is fixed. We'll make them available again as soon as possible.