Opportunities and Obstacles for STEM Education

Free Public Lecture

Opportunities and Obstacles for STEM Education

Theatre Q230
Kwong Lee Dow Building

Parkville

234 Queensberry Street

There is an expectation that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education will boost student interest and achievement, and that pursuing STEM studies will enhance students’ employability. Yet, implementation of STEM education poses serious challenges for schools and teachers in terms of curriculum, pedagogy, assessment and organisation. This presentation will explore the research needed to determine the impact of STEM education on students, teachers and schools.

A world-leading scholar, Professor Jan van Driel is the Professor of Science Education at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. His work is influential in informing the professional development of science teachers.

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