Close

Resources

Primary


Primary Thematic Units: STEM

Supporting the statutory requirements for the Areas of Learning of the NI Curriculum at Key Stage 2. Read more...

Norn Iron's Ordinary Heroes

A comic celebrating people who have achieved extrordinary success in the areas of STEM. Read more...

STEM in Minecraft

Pupils develop empathy for how people lived in Viking times by overcoming a number of problems encountered through everyday Viking life, in Minecraft! Read more...

Close

Case Studies

Promoting STEM through the NI Curriculum

Making Learning Connections

STEM Innovation

CCEA adopted innovation as a tool that could be used by schools to bring about lasting change in terms of adding value to their STEM provision. Schools were given the opportunity to gain an insight into and discuss innovation in STEM education. Read more...

Assessing UICT through STEM Futures

This case study shows a good example of how careful selection of curriculum material leads to work which satisfies several statutory requirements at once. Read more...

STEM Heroes

Schools across Northern Ireland had the opportunity to celebrate and share STEM Heroes in their local community. This booklet gives a summary of some of the exciting work that was carried out by pupils in both Primary and Post-Primary schools. Read more...

 

STEM Innovation Programme

 

The STEM Review which was published in 2009 articulated a series of issues relating to STEM education, along with a number of recommendations to address these issues.

In recognition of this, CCEA developed the STEM Futures resources to support Key Stage 3 teachers who have a contribution to make to STEM education.  The next challenge was to develop a method for embedding STEM; sustainability is an increasingly important trend in terms of the way people and organisations do their work. CCEA then committed to explore practical tools and techniques to support schools with the operational delivery of STEM in ways which would ensure sustainability.

CCEA adopted innovation as a tool that could be used by schools to bring about lasting change in terms of adding value to their STEM provision.  Ten schools were recruited and given the opportunity to gain an insight into and discuss the impact of delivering innovation in STEM education.  As a result of the learning, CCEA developed a framework to support schools interested in embedding sustainable innovation.  This case study shows how these schools used the framework to add value to their STEM provision today and for future years.