Area of focusSTEM Careers
Lesson plan titleSTEM Careers in Eyecare
Time needed60 minutes
Year groupYear 10+
Lesson plan overviewStudents will research a range of eyecare careers linked to STEM subjects and present back to class what information they have found.
Learning outcomesStudents will better be able to link the learning in the classroom to a range of careers they may be interested in Students will see how STEM subjects fit into so many careers and that with a good understanding of STEM subjects the world of work opens up to them
FrameworksGatsby Benchmark 4 Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers:  All teachers link curriculum learning with careers. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subject teachers highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths. By the age of 14, every student has had the opportunity to learn how the different STEM subjects help people to gain entry to a wide range of careers. CDI – 4.Linking curriculum learning to careers All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future paths. CDI Framework areas of learning linked to the achievement of the benchmark performance indicators: 7, 11, 16 Gatsby Benchmark 5: Encounters with Employers and Employees: Every student should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. Students should participate in at least one meaningful encounter with an employer every year between years 7-13. CDI-5. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes. CDI Framework areas of learning linked to the achievement of the benchmark performance indicators: 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 17 Self-awareness, self-determination and self-improvement underpin aspiration, ambition and achievement in careers, learning and the world of work Exploring, investigating and understanding the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences that careers and the world of work have to offer is a prerequisite for successful planning and development Developing a range of career management, employability and enterprise skills is the key to meeting challenges, making progress and managing change.
Resources requiredInternet and computer access Pens and paper Presentation equipment – PowerPoint, flip chart paper etc.

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