Education Research Programme


Maybe they should all be cats? Designing a persuasive game for teacher recruitment

20 October 2023

Blog for BERA from ERP project Rethinking teacher recruitment: New approaches to attracting prospective STEM teachers from University of York researcher team: Rebecca Snell, Michael Saiger and Robert Klassen

the image shows two cards from the game the researchers are developing. The cards each show a hand drawn image of an empty classroom. One card has the heading 'Students with low aspirations' the other, 'Neurodivergent students'

Not only do we hope to better understand what is motivating young people – primarily undergraduates – into selecting their career paths, but also to craft a cutting edge, persuasive recruitment game aimed at raising awareness of STEM teaching as a career choice.

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