Scottish Schools Education Research Centre
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SSERC offers teaching and learning support for primary and secondary STEM education in the following three areas:
- Health and safety advice for schools and Local Authorities, enabling hands on experiential learning in the classroom.
- Professional development programmes for science and technology teachers, technicians and managers.
- STEM engagement, connecting STEM professionals with young people to bring STEM subjects alive through real life experiences.
SSERC Staff profile
In this section you will find out more about the people that work at SSERC.
Darren Grant: Education Support Officer – Digital.
In the short article below, Darren tells us more about his career to date and the ambitions that he has for this new career opportunity.
What did you do prior to starting work with SSERC?
I studied Primary Education at Dundee University and graduated in 2009. I have taught in the Perth area for the last 9 and a half years, and over the last 2 and a half years I have had a specific focus on developing digital skills, confidence and creativity across all Primary Stages.
What are your specific responsibilities associated with this post?
I have the exciting task of developing the Digital Skills offering at SSERC, as well as working with SSERC staff to embed a digital element, where relevant, to the current offering. I will be working with the Education Scotland Digital team to design and deliver hands on, practical CLPL using a variety of hardware and software in our superbly resourced digital space.