Teaching STEM in the Secondary School

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Tim Lewis


I’m sure most of us have read a lot about STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in documents
such as research papers, journal articles, government
documents and the media, but this book is different.
While it draws on the authors’ undoubted knowledge of
STEM on an international front, with references to
documents from numerous international sources, this
book is more down to earth and is about STEM as it is in
UK schools, with the added vision of how it could be if the
opportunities where fully explored. The book is not written
in the usual academic prose normally used for education
books, it is written in what is best described as a
‘conversational style’; at times I found myself asking
questions such as ‘what if?’ and ‘but can’t we do that?’
and, on several occasions, disagreeing with the authors by
thinking ‘no that can’t be right!’ Occasionally there is an
element of humour which adds to the enjoyment of
reading this book. This style of writing an educational text
book is particularly welcome at a time when teachers and
trainee teachers have become used to the usual list of
bullet points and tick boxes. Part of this readability is
achieved by the authors using case studies, cameos and
examples thus ensuring the book is a realistic view of
STEM in schools.

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LEWIS, Tim. Teaching STEM in the Secondary School. Design and Technology Education: an International Journal, [S.l.], v. 20, n. 1, july 2015. ISSN 1360-1431. Available at: <https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/DATE/article/view/2023>. Date accessed: 25 mar. 2023.
Design & technology ; Education ; Research ; Curriculum