STE(A)M IT Deliverable 4.2

The continued substantial shortage of STEM skilled workers may jeopardize the success of the European economy. This affects all industrial sectors and slows down the pace of innovation, which in turn has adverse effects on employment and productivity in the related industries. Consequently, the shortage of STEM professionals at all levels weakens Europe’s ability to compete globally. Additionally, the job market is so complex that even in the case of schools with dedicated staff to explain the different career opportunities, students do not always get the help that they need.

In these Guidelines on how to present STEM jobs in classrooms teachers can find suggestions on how to integrate the topic of STEM careers and jobs in their classes, especially with the use of career sheets, video interviews and podcasts, as well as activities and follow-up suggestions. The aim is to support teachers to integrate career guidance in their teaching. The activities suggested are adaptable in various educational contexts so that teachers can use them within their existing curricula and programmes.

TitleGuidelines on how to present STEM jobs in classrooms
TypeDeliverable, Report
Author(s)Vasiliki Katsikerou, Katarina Grgec, Ivana Jakić, Magdalena Pavičić, Evita Tasiopoulou, Nikoletta Xenofontos & Agueda Gras-Velazquez
Collaborator(s)n/a
With the support ofn/a
AudienceTeachers, Educational authorities
Topic(s)Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); Integrated STEM education; Primary Education; Secondary Education
Year2021


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Agueda Gras

I am the Science Programme Manager of European Schoolnet. As Head of the Science Education Department at European Schoolnet, I am in charge of overseeing and coordinating all the STEM education projects in which European Schoolnet is involved, including day-to-day management of Scientix, the community for science education in Europe. I have a PhD in Astrophysics from Trinity College Dublin, which I carried out at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies in Ireland.

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Selcuk Yusuf Arslan · 04/05/2021 at 9:29 AM

In the scope of STEM Discovery Week 2021 #SDC21, we conducted a project called shape Your STEAM Career with Morphological Synthesis. The purpose of the project is to enable students aged 14-18 to recognize their STEAM career opportunities with morphological synthesis (or morphological analysis) method and to shape their own career paths. We benefited from the “Enhance your teaching to tackle career guidance related learning goals” proposal activity. This activity matched with the morphological synthesis we used in the project. I would like to thank you for these important publications…

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