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STEM Education Policy

Towards a STEM Education Policy Statement and Implementation Plan for Schools

Background

The Department of Education and Skills is engaging in consultation with stakeholders to develop and implement a STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics) Education Policy Statement for Schools, hence referred to as the STEM Policy Statement. The Department's work in this area is being informed by the STEM Education in the Irish School System Report, which was published by the STEM Education Review Group in November 2016.

The Minister for Education and Skills has welcomed the Report and has prioritised 21 of the 47 actions identified. These actions will inform the creation of a STEM Policy Statement, which the Department is currently developing. The promotion of STEM within our education system is a key priority for the Department and is reflected in multiple strategy documents, such as the Action Plan for Education, the National Skills Strategy 2015 and the Digital Strategy for Schools 2015-2020.

The Department is gathering the views of stakeholders in developing the STEM Education Policy Statement and Implementation Plan and is inviting stakeholders to download the discussion document and to share your views with us in relation to the actions statements presented.

STEM Education Discussion Document

Submissions

To assist us in drafting the STEM Education Policy Statement, we would like to hear your views on proposed actions and how these might best be implemented within the system. We are inviting stakeholders to click on the online survey link below and to share your views with us in relation to the actions statements presented.

Online Survey

You can complete this online survey which take approx. 8 to 20 minutes to complete.

Email

If you prefer, you can email us your views to STEMEducationpolicy@education.gov.ie.

The closing date for submissions is Thursday 15th June, 2017.