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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

 

21 Feb 2018 | South Australia
Business and education working together on STEAM News Image

It looks like education and industry are beginning to work together on the direction that STEAM education will take if the SMARTSchool which opened this week on the University of South Australia’s Magill campus is any indication. Read More

21 Feb 2018 | Sydney
Union says link between NAPLAN and HSC must go News Image

The criticism of NAPLAN continues apace with the IEUA NSW/ACT calling on NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes to rethink the link between NAPLAN results and the award of the Higher School Certificate. Read More

21 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
Principal wellbeing quite bad says latest survey News Image

The more things change the more they stay the same and being a school principal remains a hard-working, stressful occupation, which operates under the threat of violence says the latest Principal Health and Wellbeing survey. Read More

21 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
Premiers’ Reading Challenge Kicks Off For 2018 News Image

Premiers’ Reading Challenge 2018 is expected to attract 250,000 eager readers this year, it’s a good program having been the catalyst for millions of books read by kids in the state. 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