STEM – Does It Have Pitfalls?


The Learning Renaissance

In previous posts I’ve spoken about how a concentration on the STEM subjects, Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics can skew the curriculum offered to young people. Specifically, if more time is given over to promoting them, then the Arts and Humanities tend to be under pressure.

I’ve certainly played my part in promoting STEM-based learning myself, both as a SETPOINT for Nottinghamshire and within the Building Schools for the Future programme, where new Academies were often promoted as having a STEM focus as this had the capacity to make learning more ‘world’ and ‘problem-solving’ based.

It is also true that the UK, and from the article, the US, need to recruit both graduate- and technician-level employees to drive key elements of their national economies. However, an essential part of the scientific and technical process is the ability to combine the roots of theory with the wings of creativity. For that…

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Some have called me a leader, and a entrepreneur, they say I have integrity, presence and skills to ensure continuous improvement and success in whatever challenges I face. They also tell me that I am positive, resilient and motivating. I say, I'm just a normaI guy from Gateshead in the North of England, who started as an apprentice engineer. I have been in the right place at the right time and in the wrong place at the wrong time! I have successfully initiated and led complex organizations and situations to completion and success, and I have been in some jobs where success seemed untouchable. Mainly though, I have tried to learn everyday, help people to progress and learn the skills they need to be successful. I have had the privilege of working with some great people locally across the UK and more recently internationally in Asia, Europe and now USA, where I am lucky enough to work for www.3aaa.co.uk where I am head of 3aaa USA. This website is just me having an outlet to talk about all those thoughts, ideas and things I learn that pass through my head every day when I face the challenge of doing business. I will also rant on about how great apprenticeships are, and how you can help change peoples lives through them. After all thats how I got to do the great things that I have done, and also I am still an apprentice everyday! All I ask is that if you find it interesting then leave a comment and share what you read. THANK YOU.

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