National Science Week – an annual celebration of science and technology in Australia – is going to look a little different in schools this year due to COVID-19. The Australian Science Teachers Association coordinate school involvement in the event, and have had to make significant changes to what celebrations will look like this year.
Year 10 gifted and talented students at St Matthews Catholic School in regional New South Wales collaborated with academics at the University of Sydney on a research project. In today’s episode we speak with Professor Patrick Brennan and Brooke Colley about how the collaborative nature of this project strengthened students’ STEM skills in areas like data analysis, experimentation and scientific writing.
Has your school been thinking about or working to develop STEM lessons? Are you contemplating building connections with industry? Our latest reader submission shares details of research exploring the impact of school-industry partnerships.
New research suggests that hands-on science mentor programs can be beneficial for high achieving senior secondary students in rural areas. In our latest reader submission, Louise Puslednik details the study findings.
STEM Education in Primary Classrooms uses research from Australia and New Zealand as a base for exploring how Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is being integrated into classroom practice. This exclusive extract for Teacher readers shares a case study of a successful STEM club at a Queensland school.
How do you support students needing assistance in their Mathematics learning? What about the students who are adamant that they don’t like maths? In this article, we share five resources on Mathematics teaching and learning.
Ashley Stewart, a Mathematics teacher from Newton Moore Senior High School, Western Australia, was named in the top 50 shortlist for the 2020 Global Teacher Prize. She joins us today to discuss her approach to STEM education and how she’s been boosting girls’ uptake and engagement in these subjects.
According to research from Vision Australia, only 24 per cent of blind or low vision people living in Australia are in full time employment. A new tool, which assists visually impaired students learn to code, aims to help increase this employment figure.
One teacher from Australia has been named alongside educators from 37 other countries in the top 50 shortlist for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2020. Here, we look at the work she’s doing in her school.
Choosing the correct level of senior school mathematics can boost a student’s chances of doing well in the first year of maths and science courses at university. That’s one of the takeaways from a new Australian study.