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Publication - Consultation Paper

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics – consultation on a strategy for education and training

Published: 8 Nov 2016
Part of:
Business, industry and innovation, Education

A consultation on a draft Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education and training strategy for Scotland.

44 page PDF


44 page PDF


Science, technology, engineering and mathematics – consultation on a strategy for education and training
Annex C - Summary Of Consultation Questions

44 page PDF


Annex C - Summary Of Consultation Questions

Consultation Question - Definition

1. Do you agree with the definition provided of STEM for the purposes of this Strategy?

Consultation Question - Aims and Priorities

2. Do you think the aims of this Strategy and the four priority themes are the right ones to address the challenges identified?

Consultation Question - Outcomes

3. Are these success criteria right? If not, tell us what criteria we should use instead.

Consultation Question - Scope

4. Do you think the scope of the Strategy is right? Tell us if you think it should exclude something or include anything else. For example, should it include training and development that employers provide for their workforce?

Consultation Questions - Current Actions

5. Give us your views on whether you think the actions already underway across the sectors on STEM fit well with the Strategy and will contribute positively to it.

6. Tell us about activity currently ongoing - either included in this document or not - that you think could be adapted or stopped and why.

Consultation Questions - Implementation

7. Do you agree with the principles set out for implementation?

8. What else should Government do to ensure a more coherent approach and maximise impact?

Consultation Questions - Proposed Actions

9. Overall, do you think this Strategy is clear and action focused? Do you think that the actions that we propose to take nationally will achieve the aims and intended outcomes?

10. Will this Strategy improve equity of outcomes? If not, tell us what else it should include, in particular for women and girls and other groups of people - disabled people, care leavers and minority ethnic communities.

11. What could schools, colleges, universities, community learning and development, the voluntary sector, science engagement providers and museums do to support the areas for action?

12. What could professional organisations and bodies and third sector organisations do to support the areas for action? This includes, in particular, the General Teaching Council for Scotland, the CLD Standards Council, the teaching unions and representatives and the Learned Societies.

13. What more could science centres and festivals do to complement and enhance STEM formal education, to inspire scientists of the future, and to ensure their activities support those of the Scottish Government and its agencies?

14. Should this Strategy identify more actions for particular sectors, for example in relation to workplace and work-based training and development? Please make suggestions on what these actions could be.

Consultation Question - STEM Improvement Framework

15. Tell us what you think about this Improvement Framework. How can we
best ensure uptake of this Framework in early years learning settings, schools and clusters?

Consultation Question - Collaboration

16. Tell us what you think of our proposal for developing a model of collaboration between schools, colleges, universities and employers. How should we now take this forward?

Consultation Question - STEM Ambassadors

17. Tell us what you think of our proposals for a Scottish STEM ambassador network. How should we now take that forward?

Consultation Questions - Partnerships

18. What other groups, organisations or people need to be involved in delivery of this strategy?

19. Tell us about what you are doing in your organisation, establishment or community that supports the aims and priorities of this Strategy.

20. What could employers do to attract and retain more diverse STEM talent?