BibTex format

author = {Archer, M and DeWitt, J and Davenport, C and Keenan, O and Coghill, L and Christodoulou, A and Durbin, S and Campbell, H and Hou, L},
doi = {10.14324/RFA.05.1.07},
journal = {Research for All},
pages = {67--85},
title = {Going beyond the one-off: How can STEM engagement programmes with young people have real lasting impact?},
url = {},
volume = {5},
year = {2021}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - A major focus in the STEM public engagement sector concerns engaging withyoung people, typically through schools. The aims of these interventions areoften to positively affect students' aspirations towards continuing STEMeducation and ultimately into STEM-related careers. Most schools engagementactivities take the form of short one-off interventions that, while able toachieve positive outcomes, are limited in the extent to which they can havelasting impacts on aspirations. In this paper we discuss various differentemerging programmes of repeated interventions with young people, assessing whatimpacts can realistically be expected. Short series of interventions appearalso to suffer some limitations in the types of impacts achievable. However,deeper programmes that interact with both young people and those that influencethem over significant periods of time (months to years) seem to be moreeffective in influencing aspirations. We discuss how developing a Theory ofChange and considering young people's wider learning ecologies are required inenabling lasting impacts in a range of areas. Finally, we raise severalsector-wide challenges to implementing and evaluating these emergingapproaches.
AU - Archer,M
AU - DeWitt,J
AU - Davenport,C
AU - Keenan,O
AU - Coghill,L
AU - Christodoulou,A
AU - Durbin,S
AU - Campbell,H
AU - Hou,L
DO - 10.14324/RFA.05.1.07
EP - 85
PY - 2021///
SN - 2399-8121
SP - 67
TI - Going beyond the one-off: How can STEM engagement programmes with young people have real lasting impact?
T2 - Research for All
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UR -
UR -
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VL - 5
ER -