Thursday, November 14, 2019

STEM education

The STEM education blog shows you all the ways you can incorporate STEM learning ideas into your STEM programs and curriculums.

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The government keeps talking about revamping VET – but is it actually doing it?

In April 2019, the government-commissioned Joyce review made 71 recommendations to reform the VET sector. Here's what the report said, and what the government is doing about it.

Out now! Careers with STEM: Maths 2019

Discover why maths is essential for the careers of the future!
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Nine out of 10 educators want more careers resources for the classroom, says survey

How are teachers, parents and students keeping up with the future of work? Our STEM education survey was designed to figure it out.
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VIDEO: The gender gap in STEM starts as young as 9 years old

Only 16% of Australian STEM professionals are women... but, why? Statistics from the Office of the Australian Chief Scientist show that that the gender...

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Meet the winners of the 2019 Indigenous STEM awards

A remote school in the Northern Territory, a virtual reality designer and a graduate systems engineer are the big winners of the third Indigenous...

Technology and learning in the classroom: 6 tips to get the balance right

Technology has good potential to help students learn, but it must be used appropriately to keep students moving, learning and working together.
ACA Schools Cyber Security Challenge

The cyber security challenge coming to a high school near you

The Australian Computing Academy is launching their "Schools Cyber Security Challenges" to promote online literacy in the digital security space.

Australian schools could be doing a way better job of saving energy

A new survey has found Australian schools are failing to aequately track their energy usage and they represent an untapped opportunity for reducing our carbon footprint.

This is how you should choose your Year 11 and 12 electives, according to...

"I don’t know why, but some well-meaning advisors will suggest that you pick easy subjects so that you will achieve a higher raw score. Don’t do that!"
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Holographic teachers were supposed to be part of our future. What happened?

Instead of holograms replacing teachers, we're seeing teachers using holograms to enhance the learning experience, particularly in disciplines such as health sciences and medicine.
Where does rubbish go?

Where does rubbish go?

Have you ever thought about the logistics of rubbish collection? Emil Zankov, a teacher at Pedare Christian College, shows us how you can turn data on rubbish collection into a fun classroom exercise.

Inspiring the next generation of scientists is harder in the face of official science denial

The government says it’s committed to STEM education, but how can we inspire the next generation when they see our current scientists being ignored and worse?

Stuck on what to study? We asked a career expert for her top tips

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Marine biologist, robotics engineer, or sports statistician? Deciding on your dream career is no easy feat when the possibilities are endless.

What tech jobs can I get at a bank?

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Thinking of studying computer science, but not sure where your degree could take you? These 5 computer science grads all work at Australia's biggest bank.