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School-industry partnerships strengthen STEM programs
School-industry partnerships strengthen STEM programs

A two-year research project aimed at improving student participation in STEM-related disciplines, and encouraging them to consider further study and careers in STEM, involved schools partnering with industry professionals.

Role modelling breaks down tech gender barriers
Role modelling breaks down tech gender barriers

Queensland educator Ricky Sinclair breaks down gender barriers and motivates girls to continue with STEM subjects by introducing them to inspirational female role models who work in IT.

STEM gender imbalance persists
STEM gender imbalance persists

Australia has a gender imbalance in STEM that runs right through primary and secondary school, to tertiary study and into the workplace, according to a new paper from the Office of the Chief Scientist.

Students shine at Australian STEM Video Game Challenge
Students shine at Australian STEM Video Game Challenge

Students taking part in the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge had to design and build an original video game based on STEM concepts. Here, we take a look at the 2016 winners.

Teaching Methods: Engineering Part 2 with Lyn English
Teaching Methods: Engineering Part 2 with Lyn English

Professor Lyn English chats to Teacher editor Jo Earp about the Engineering Design Process learning framework, the steps involved in the process, and the role of the teacher in scaffolding learning.

Teaching Methods: Engineering Part 1 with Lyn English
Teaching Methods: Engineering Part 1 with Lyn English

Teacher magazine talks to Professor in STEM Education Lyn English about the importance of Engineering in the primary years and resources to support teachers in the classroom.

Infographic: STEM and gender

A recent report from the Australian Council for Educational Research explored gender differences in relation to STEM participation, achievement and engagement. Here are some of the results.

Culturally relevant STEM teaching
Culturally relevant STEM teaching

Education researchers and teachers are working together to explore strategies to boost Indigenous student achievement in STEM subjects.

From concept to classroom – STEM research
From concept to classroom – STEM research

While the need for STEM-related expertise in the workforce is growing, the number of students choosing STEM subjects at secondary and tertiary level in Australia is stagnating. Today’s article shares a review of evidence-based practice for primary STEM teaching.

Focusing on the process, not just the product
Focusing on the process, not just the product

Principal Susan Just reflects on the benefits and challenges of using a digital fabrication lab to engage girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Maths (STEAM).