STEM Education Policy

STEM Education Policy Statement and Implementation Plan for Schools

We need a national focus on STEM education in our early years settings and schools to ensure we have an engaged society and a highly-skilled workforce in place.  This requires a clear understanding of STEM education for the Irish context.  The embedding of this understanding across our education system will help transform the STEM education experience of learners from early years through to post-primary.

This policy statement has been developed following extensive consultation with stakeholders, research and has also been informed by the STEM Education in the Irish School System Report. Implementation will take place over three phases from 2017 – 2026.

In the development of  the STEM Education Policy Statement and Implementation Plan, a series of STEM education consultations were undertaken between May and July 2017,to gather the views and opinions of key stakeholders to inform the Policy Statement -