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Moving forward: STEM education in a selection of schools in Victoria

Dr Jane Hunter – School of Education University of Technology Sydney

STEM is a hot button issue in education in Australian schools. What does effective integration of the four disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in teaching and learning look like? How do you assess STEM? Where are the Arts/Humanities in STEM? Perhaps all school education P-12 should just be STEAM? Read More

 

20 Feb 2018 | Ballarat
10,000 students now have access to tech school in central Victoria News Image

The new Ballarat Tech School has opened, giving students from 15 secondary schools in Ballarat access to the latest technology and innovative learning programs. Read More

20 Feb 2018 | Australia
$50k Yamaha music grant great start to year News Image

Yamaha Music Australia's Great Start Grant is a nationwide initiative that will see one school awarded a $50,000 grant, plus an exclusive performance from Dami Im. Read More

20 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
RMIT launches Developing Blockchain Strategy course News Image

Blockchain, it’s the coming thing we know that much, but there’s only a relative few that could tell you exactly what it’s all about. RMIT’s Developing Blockchain Strategy is Australia’s first university short course around the technology. Read More

16 Feb 2018 | Western Austrlaia
Australia needs to start maths teaching earlier for success News Image

We’re not great at maths apparently but that could all change if we were to introduce the subject at an earlier age and this might be achieved by instilling more positive attitudes in early childcare educators. Read More

16 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
Careers advice vital for fulfilled lives News Image

It’s common for people to founder a bit before settling on a career, or more often, settling for one, it just isn’t a recipe for a happy, fulfilled life. The issue could be handled better with appropriate careers advice. Read More

16 Feb 2018
NBN Co launches STEM+X initiative to skill students for tomorrow’s workforce News Image

The best way to get kids to learn is to make them enjoy it and The STEM+X initiative will see eight schools across Australia participate in a nationwide pilot where students will apply their personal interests to learning science and technology skills. Read More

15 Feb 2018
Online learning aids the scientific mind News Image

Online teaching may help middle school students’ attitudes towards and outcomes in science, facilitated by interactive features native to the net like pop-up definitions, interactive diagrams and online collaboration. Read More

15 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
Government schools still receiving less funding? News Image

Some research from Save our Schools puts paid to the idea that Government and Private schools were drawing even in terms of funding. New figures show that government funding increases continue to favour private schools. Read More

14 Feb 2018
Teacher registration review begins News Image

With a review of teacher registration now agreed upon by all education ministers, The National Review of Teacher Registration Expert Panel has commenced the first stages of the process, meeting to agree upon ways of working. Read More

14 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
First stage of 10-year redevelopment at Marcellin College complete News Image

A $20 million refurbishment and extension of the historic Hermitage building at Melbourne’s Marcellin College – the first stage of a 10-year master plan led by project management consultants Montlaur – is now complete. Read More

14 Feb 2018 | Sydney
ARTEXPRESS at the Armory 2018 showcases HSC Artists News Image

It’s a real shame that the incredible standard of artworks produced by students for the HSC in NSW doesn't get wider exposure but ARTEXPRESS goes some way to addressing that. Read More

9 Feb 2018
Winners of 2018 BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards News Image

Winners of this year’s BHP Science and Engineering awards were given a nod for their innovative ideas on robotics and products designed to help the less fortunate and the environment. Read More