The career of STEM teachers can be strenghtened en enriched by taking the challenge to choose new activities, both in and outside school. In ‘Career’ we give examples of teacher careers, mainly by small interviews (and some background information).
|Career landscape||Career guide||Portraits/interviews||Videos|
In May 2021 we asked the partners to give feedback on ‘3C4Life – Career’.
|Germany||The Zentrum für Schulqualität und Lehrerbildung (ZSL) gives some information about possibilities (this is new). Support in career happens per coincidence.|
|Netherlands||The VO-HO-networks (cooperation secondary-higher education) gives support to STEM teachers to enrich their career.|
|Portugal||Connection with the universities (for example the teachers collaborate with research projects at the University – Let’s Go STEM) and connection with science centers and universities ‘Live Science Club’ at School-teachers training; the The European Schoolnet has a high impact in our schools|
There are teacher Professional Development courses with following up phases, where teachers are accompanied and received feedback when trying out innovations.
There are also collaborative projects between schools and university researchers, where schools bring to researchers their needs and ask them for advise and a research design that allow them to evaluate the impact of an intervention intended at improving teaching at the school.
|Turkey||Students are encouraged to chose STEM teachers career in high school or with some scholarship programs|
|Germany||Combining is difficult in Germany. Combining happens sometimes in further training, sometimes teachers work in internal positions at the same time (in their spare time).|
We see combinations of:
|Portugal||The teachers work in networking; Some teachers have positions in science centers|
|Spain||They can take the position as school directors and leaders of studies at their schools. They can also become school supervisors for school accountability, which is a higher external position funded by the State. The principal and their directe staff have a reduction in teaching hours.|
|Turkey||Undergraduates in Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Maths departments are take some educational courses and certificates to become STEM teachers. They may work in both STEM fields or STEM Education fields.|