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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.

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.

Student awareness of Science – what does the research say?
Student awareness of Science – what does the research say?

It’s National Science Week and a key aim of the annual celebration is to increase engagement and interest in Science. Here, we take a look at what some of the research says about how students perceive Science.

Sparking student curiosity
Sparking student curiosity

In the first of two articles, New South Wales Science and Maths teacher Michelle Lucas shares an approach she’s developed to drive student agency and improve learning skills.

Lifting student self-esteem and achievement
Lifting student self-esteem and achievement

Earlier this year Kenyan educator Peter Tabichi won the US $1 million Global Teacher Prize. In today’s article we hear more about the work he’s doing in his school to improve the lives of students, teachers and the wider community.

Science and Maths teacher wins 2019 Global Teacher Prize
Science and Maths teacher wins 2019 Global Teacher Prize

A Maths and Science teacher who gives away 80 per cent of his monthly salary to help his community has been named winner of the US $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2019.

The Research Files Episode 47: Gender bias in Science education
The Research Files Episode 47: Gender bias in Science education

Dr Carol Newall from Macquarie University joins Teacher to talk about her latest study, which investigates how a child’s gender impacts an adult's perception of their ability and their enjoyment of Science.

Student anxiety about schoolwork
Student anxiety about schoolwork

Australian high school students experience higher levels of schoolwork-related anxiety than their OECD peers, according to a new report released by the Australian Council for Educational Research.

STEM: What’s holding females back?
STEM: What’s holding females back?

Dr Sue Thomson addresses three broad areas that may hold females back from participation in STEM subjects in school and in entering these careers, providing teachers with the knowledge to address the underlying issues.

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