‘STEM’ education is an approach to learning that removes the traditional barriers separating the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and integrates them into real-world, rigorous, relevant learning experiences for students (Vaquez, Sneider & Comer, 2013).
As you know, educators are being urged to rethink the teaching and learning of STEM subjects. In our sector some schools and colleges have embraced the challenge. These schools are rethinking STEM, the curriculum, their pedagogy and students’ learning, and the uptake of STEM learning areas.
The Numeracy team has consulted with a few secondary schools that are currently engaged in a STEM project at Years 8 to 10 level and some other teachers who are not part of this project but are trialling different STEM ideas and possibilities in their schools. These teachers and others have expressed a strong willingness to share and learn from each other.
The Numeracy team is inviting schools and colleges that have started this journey, along with others who are looking at beginning this journey, to meet to share learning experiences and discuss the possibility of creating a network.
Teachers who are interested in joining the conversations/discussions and learning are encouraged to register for this event.
Phone: 8301 6641