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Podcast Special: Achieving authentic learning experiences in Science
Podcast Special: Achieving authentic learning experiences in Science

In this special podcast episode, we’re joined by both recipients of this year’s Prime Minister’s Prizes for Excellence in Science teaching. Both educators are remarkably dedicated to harnessing curiosity in Science with their students, and in this episode, expand on how they do this so successfully.

Teachers awarded Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching
Teachers awarded Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching

Each year, a primary and secondary school educator are named winners of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching. The 2019 winners have just been announced, and here we look at how they’re improving Science learning in their schools.

Research Q&A: Behavioural science and teacher recruitment
Research Q&A: Behavioural science and teacher recruitment

Can simple prompts help encourage more trainee teachers to apply for placements in rural and remote schools? In today’s Q&A we speak to Dr Karen Tindall, a Senior Adviser at the Behavioural Insights Team Australia about a trial in New South Wales.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 8: Engaging students in mathematics
Teacher Staffroom Episode 8: Engaging students in mathematics

In this episode, we take a look at the stories of educators around Australia who are being innovative in the way they engage students in mathematics. We look at a mathematics-based action research project and an exciting new video series on making maths fun.

Students shine in STEM learning challenge
Students shine in STEM learning challenge

The STEM Video Game Challenge has just wrapped up for another year, and the winners in each category have once again demonstrated how they can use their skills in coding and design to create their own original, playable video game.

Teaching engineering in a primary school setting
Teaching engineering in a primary school setting

At a primary school in Melbourne, students learn the skills of engineering by building their own solar powered vehicles, a task which culminates in a race to see which vehicle runs the fastest. We speak to the Assistant Principal about how it’s enhancing student learning.

How students choose which subjects to study
How students choose which subjects to study

Findings from a new study have shown that students go through a two-stage process when selecting which subjects to study in senior secondary school, and that they are particularly cautious when taking advice from teachers.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 7: Celebrating STEM
Teacher Staffroom Episode 7: Celebrating STEM

What a month we’ve had here at Teacher magazine! From Research Conference, to Science Week, to our very first live event with Dr Lyn Sharratt – there’s so much we’d like to look back on and share with you in today’s podcast.

Infographic: Student attitudes towards STEM

The Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science commissioned a study to examine the attitudes of Australian students towards STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). In this infographic, we take a look at some of the findings.

Inquiry program increases STEM participation
Inquiry program increases STEM participation

CSIRO’s Caja Gilbert sat down with Teacher to discuss how an inquiry-based science program is encouraging Indigenous students to choose STEM subjects in senior secondary school.

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