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Crossing the streams

Many argue that schools should undertake more cross-curricular learning in Stem subjects to reflect the collaboration pupils will encounter in the world of work

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When was the last time the science, maths and design technology teams at your school collaborated on a scheme of work? When was the last time they shared their planning? When was the last time you even saw them speak to each other?

The likelihood is that the integration of these subjects rarely happens. The timetable is crowded, the curriculum content bursting at the seams and workload is heavy. Teachers are just trying to survive, so there’s little time for cross-curricular working.

This is bad news for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem), according to industry experts.

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