Learning the Evolution of Stem Education: A Review of Recent International and Canadian Policy Recommendations
The Canada 2067 backgrounder, of which this is a summary, grapples with some of the key questions facing those who wish to ensure that Canadian students have access to the kind of STEM learning they will need to succeed in the economies and societies of the 21st century –
whether it be as innovators working on the cutting edge of technological advancement or as citizens participating fully in the life of their communities.
Canada 2067 STEM Learning Framework: An Invitation to Contribute
Canada 2067 is catalyzing a national discussion about the future of STEM education to help young Canadians prepare to live, learn and contribute to their communities in the economies and societies of the future. As part of a multi-pronged effort (see Canada2067.ca), this document consolidates key goals and targets that came forward during the first phase of research and consultation.
Shaping the Future of K-12 Stem Education
Insights from young professionals and post-secondary students in Canada. As the pace of progress quickens, the nature of work changes, and job requirements become more complex and specialized, the need to prepare future generations for entry into a job market that is marked by precarity and uncertainty is vitally important.
Exploring Parental Influence: Shaping teen decisions regarding science education
Most Canadian parents believe they have the strongest influence on their children’s education and post-secondary pathways. This report explores parental influence in shaping teen decisions regarding science education. Read more
Shaping Tomorrow’s Workforce: What do Canada’s Teens Think About Their Futures?
This report looks at what teens are thinking about their future educational and career pathways. By understanding how teens think about their pathways, and what influences them, we can better help our youth to identify and capture tomorrow’s opportunities.
The High Cost of Dropping Science and Math
The economic impact of dropping science, technology and math courses in high school is very high. From the financial costs associated with making up lost courses, and the opportunity costs associated with lost future earnings, to the societal costs associated with reduced innovation in Canada and unfilled jobs due to incompatible skills, we all lose when science, technology and math education is not pursued. Read more
A Benchmark of Canadian Talent
Many jobs that will be in high demand in the coming decades, from healthcare to skilled trades, directly require a background in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Jobs in every field call for people who are analytical, curious and critical thinkers, able to make connections – the very qualities that exposure to STEM learning nurtures. This report looks at the things we need to be aware of and spur national discussion and action on this critically important issue. Read more
Let’s Talk Science is pleased to be the presenting partner in Canada 2067 - an initiative that will contribute to the future of STEM learning in Canada and shape the future of Canadian youth.