Developing primary school teachers’ pedagogical and conceptual knowledge of science and mathematics
The RDS STEM Learning Programme is an innovative and interactive professional development programme aimed at developing primary school teachers’ pedagogical and conceptual knowledge of science and mathematics. A professional development programme with a difference – developed by teachers, for teachers – RDS STEM Learning challenges teachers to embrace children’s natural curiosity and to focus on how they think, not what they know. It is also a community for shared learning amongst teachers, providing know-how and confidence in science and maths teaching. The classroom benefits of RDS STEM Learning are many: literacy and numeracy improvements; better problem solving; oral language development and integration of inquiry skills across the curriculum. This programme is provided by a collaboration between RDS, SFI Discover and CASTeL.