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Learning spaces: Inclusive buildings
Learning spaces: Inclusive buildings

Butler College is a large school in the northern suburbs of Perth that was constructed with a purpose-built high needs education support facility on campus. In today’s article we find out about the features that are designed to make its buildings inclusive spaces for all students.

Celebrating female contributions to science
Celebrating female contributions to science

This year’s National Science Week theme is Game Changers and Change Makers. In today’s article we find out how students at Rosetta Primary are celebrating the work of female scientists and how the Tasmanian school has linked Science Week activities to the curriculum.

Real-world maths: ‘The Best Hospital’
Real-world maths: ‘The Best Hospital’

This year’s International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IMMC) required students to measure and choose the ‘best hospital’. Here, Ross Turner explores how teams from Australia approached the task.

Science Week: Game Changers and Change Makers
Science Week: Game Changers and Change Makers

It’s Science Week this week in Australia, and plenty of schools across the country are marking the event by involving students in real-world science activities, including monitoring local bird life and building prosthetic hands.

Teacher Q&A: STEAM teaching teams
Teacher Q&A: STEAM teaching teams

In today’s Q&A we speak to three teachers from Fairholme College in Queensland about how they’ve been using real world scenarios and a team teaching approach to STEAM learning.

Teacher Q&A: Early years STEM project
Teacher Q&A: Early years STEM project

June is STEM month here at Teacher. In this Q&A we speak to Sharon de Rooy, one of 300 preschool educators involved in the Early Learning STEM Australia pilot.

Podcast Special: Australia’s Chief Scientist on STEM partnerships
Podcast Special: Australia’s Chief Scientist on STEM partnerships

Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel joins Teacher to discuss his latest report which outlines why partnering schools with STEM industry experts is so beneficial.

STEM learning in the early years
STEM learning in the early years

How early should educators be introducing children to the basics of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and engaging them in STEM-related learning activities? An Australia-wide research project is zeroing in on preschool.

Teaching and assessing general capabilities
Teaching and assessing general capabilities

How can we teach and assess general capabilities such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and research skills? Dr Claire Scoular and Jonathan Heard share details of a research project aiming to develop practical tools for use in the classroom.

Connecting the classroom with the community – natural disaster education
Connecting the classroom with the community – natural disaster education

Staff at a school in a bushfire-sensitive area have teamed up with their local fire service to deliver a project encouraging students to find new ways to prepare for a natural disaster. Here, we speak to the Assistant Principal about the success of the program.  

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