A secondary school in Sydney’s Upper North Shore has begun incorporating 3D lesson plans into its STEAM curriculum to introduce students to 3D printing, encouraging interaction and problem solving.
A new report reveals 45 per cent of Australian teenagers surveyed would consider a career in technology, citing that technology is generally moving in a positive direction and will play an even greater role in their lives in the future, however perceived barriers still exist.
Sarah Moran, CEO of the Girl Geek Academy, explains how teaching algorithmic systems and design thinking can engage a whole class in technology; and how today’s hackers, hustlers and hipsters are using skills that extend far beyond coding.
Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair in Science Education at Deakin University, Russell Tytler, discusses how using diagrams and visual representations can help to improve student performance and engagement in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
Applications for the Governor’s School STEM awards in Western Australia, which aim to recognise outstanding whole-of-school STEM education, are now open to primary and secondary schools across the state.