STEM Education is an ill-defined term meaning different things to different people. As such, schools have adopted a variety of approaches to STEM education. The session will explore the different approaches, and offer advice to schools considering embracing a STEM perspective.
STEM Education can refer to the separate subjects or as a single integrated subject. It has been variously described as broadly as enquiry-based learning, problem-based learning, or project-based learning. Some schools offer ‘one off’ experiences under the STEM Education umbrella while others have embraced whole school initiatives so that all students experience some connected learning across STEM.
In this session, I will encourage schools to either evaluate their current STEM approaches using the following questions, or, if they are considering beginning a STEM education initiative to use these questions to begin their planning.
1. Why do we want to add STEM to our curriculum?
2. What problem are we aiming to solve?
3. Given the problem, which STEM strategy might address this?
4. Which teachers should be involved?
5. What school structures need to change to implement the strategy?
AITSL Australian Professional Standards for Teachers addressed in this webinar:
1.2 Understand how students learn
3.1 Establish challenging learning goals
3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs
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