21/08/2020

Categories: Education and Teacher Training, Undergradute

3 Ways STEM GCSE Subjects Can Improve Student Learning

If you're interested in becoming a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teacher, our PGCE M 14+ in STEM course could be the platform you need to work in secondary and higher education. This is a great time to apply too, as the University of Bolton is offering a 2020 master's bursary to support your Postgraduate studies.

STEM subjects aren't just important for STEM careers, as the skills are useful in a multitude of professions. This makes STEM teachers a vital part of preparing students for the workplace. Plus, capabilities picked up in STEM can improve school learning as a whole. Here's how:

Improved logic and decision-making skills

STEM GCSE subjects like maths and science teach students to think analytically and have better reasoning abilities. Improved logic and decision-making benefit young people across all their subjects, and can even assist them in making good life choices for the future.

Better personal development and growth

Being able to develop diverse skills across a range of subjects will encourage exploration and self-growth. Education is no longer about memorising facts, but about teaching students to evaluate information and apply knowledge to solve problems. STEM skills are transferrable and can inspire students to take an interest in other subjects, sports or pastimes.

STEM fosters a love of learning

Through STEM, teachers can incorporate enquiry-based pedagogy which encourages young people to want to learn. This appetite for knowledge can transfer to a range of subjects, helping to improve focus, as well as grades.

If you're passionate about STEM subjects in schools, go to our PGCE M 14+ STEM course page to find out more about getting your nationally-recognised master's level teaching qualification. At the University of Bolton, we put our students first; in addition to our financial bursaries, we pride ourselves in creating a supportive and friendly learning environment.

We've been voted No.1 in the North West for Student Satisfaction for the past three years (Complete University Guide in 2021, 2020 and 2019) and rank in the Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2021 and 2020). Enrol with us this September and experience #UniAsItShouldBe at Bolton University.

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