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Student educational aspirations and attitudes towards STEM
Student educational aspirations and attitudes towards STEM

‘An important factor in improving enrolments in STEM is ensuring the development of positive attitudes towards mathematics and science.’ In her new column for Teacher, Dr Sue Thomson discusses the results of the 2019 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), students’ general attitudes to mathematics and science, and their aspirations post-school.

TIMSS 2019: School contexts and student attitudes
TIMSS 2019: School contexts and student attitudes

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has today published new analyses of questionnaire data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2019, examining the home, school and classroom contexts in which learning and achievement occur, and student attitudes.

Indigenous perspectives in the curriculum: The science of spear-throwers
Indigenous perspectives in the curriculum: The science of spear-throwers

Integrating Indigenous perspectives into the curriculum has seen these Queensland students conduct a hands-on inquiry into the science of the woomera – an Australian Aboriginal spear-throwing device. Find out more about the project and curriculum links in today’s article.

Video: Creating an inclusive and gender-neutral STEM learning space
Video: Creating an inclusive and gender-neutral STEM learning space

A report from Education Services Australia has outlined a range of strategies for creating a gender inclusive STEM learning environment. In this video, we outline some of the recommendations on creating a gender-neutral learning environment.

School Improvement Episode 30: STEM professionals in schools
School Improvement Episode 30: STEM professionals in schools

Staff at Bowen Road Primary School have been working with a local electrical engineer for a few years now to teach students about coding. In this podcast, we speak with educator Lynne Hanlon and electrical engineer Robbie Bell about how the partnership is broadening students’ understanding of careers in STEM.

Infographic: Maths and science performance and books in the home
Infographic: Maths and science performance and books in the home

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) measures how well Year 4 and Year 8 students perform in maths and science. The latest study data from Australia compares student performance with the number of books in their home. Here, we look at how the number of books correlates with performance.

Podcast: Excellence in Science teaching – gifted students, conservation, and school partnerships
Podcast: Excellence in Science teaching – gifted students, conservation, and school partnerships

The winners of the annual Prime Minister’s Prizes for Excellence in Science Teaching in primary and secondary schools have been announced. Darren Hamley from Willetton Senior High School in Western Australia and Sarah Fletcher from Bonython Primary School in the ACT were awarded with the prizes, and they both join us in today’s episode.

Teacher resources: Planning lessons from themes and events in 2021
Teacher resources: Planning lessons from themes and events in 2021

We’ve collected the details of significant themes and events which might help inspire some of your upcoming lessons for 2021. Here, find out about STEM and literacy events that are scheduled, as well as themes of global significance which you might find relevant.

Exploring Australian students’ strengths and weaknesses in maths and science
Exploring Australian students’ strengths and weaknesses in maths and science

What should Australian schools and teachers focus on in order to improve students’ general understanding of mathematics and science? In her final Teacher column of the year, Dr Sue Thomson explores newly released TIMSS 2019 data to highlight some of the strengths and weaknesses of Australian students at the national level.

Infographic: Australian achievement trends in TIMSS
Infographic: Australian achievement trends in TIMSS

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) measures how well Year 4 and Year 8 students from around the world are performing in science and mathematics. In this infographic we look at Australian student achievement over time.