OTTAWA, ON, Sept. 29, 2020 /CNW/ – Today, Actua released a new report featuring the results of its national survey Canadian Teachers’ Readiness for STEM Education.
The report, commissioned by Actua and conducted by Abacus Data, surveyed 507 grade 1-9 teachers from all provinces found that:
- 9 in 10 teachers believe that STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills and knowledge are important to students’ future education, careers and being an informed citizen.
- 94 percent of teachers agree that there is room to improve their own STEM and digital skills.
- Less than half of teachers say that they have the confidence to teach digital and technology skills and knowledge.
- Women teachers (39 percent) are more likely to say they lack confidence in their ability to teach digital and technology skills than men teachers (19 percent).
- Teachers with no STEM component or focus in their…