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European Schoolnet Academy

Opening Minds to STEM Careers

European Schoolnet Academy via Independent


Demand for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) professionals and associated professionals is expected to grow by around eight percent between now and 2025. This means that Europe needs more young people to pursue STEM subjects and careers to become part of a much needed qualified workforce in the coming years. In the Opening Minds to STEM Careers MOOC, we will explore different ideas and we will introduce a number of tools to help you be an active actor in STEM career guidance processes. Essentially, this course is meant to train and empower you in successfully introducing and attracting young people to STEM careers from an early age, as well as to learn about private and public initiatives on STEM education.


Module 1: STEM careers in schools and in the job market
Module 2: STEM Careers pathways I
Module 3: STEM Careers pathways II
Module 4: Career induction activities, materials and guidelinesModule 5: Gender stereotypes in STEM education
Module 6: Balancing the roles of teachers, mentors, and parents
Module 7: Benefits of external school to work programs
Module 8: Career orientation events on STEM

Taught by

Aikaterini Topalidou, Naír Carrera and Teodora Ioan


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