Engaging girls in engineering and science
‘It gives [girls] the opportunity to explore what STEM courses are. The girls are building models of homes, concreting [and] framework. They are opening up lawnmower engines to see the pistons. [It’s] very practical,’ – Anthony Prasad.
In his latest Teacher video Greg Whitby speaks to Anthony Prasad from Nagle College in Blacktown, New South Wales about his school’s programs which use real life tasks to get girls in Years 9 and 10 engaged in engineering and science.
How are you working to increase student engagement in STEM?
Do you use classroom activities that reflect the real-life situations students are likely to face once they leave school?
How do you help students understand the practical application of subjects?