This is the first foundation course in a suite of four that focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education for a graduate certificate of STEM education. This course is focused on the foundations of STEM education in school context. Throughout the course, participants will be given an opportunity to explore the fundamental concepts, contemporary issues underpinning STEM education and curriculum documents and policies at national and global levels to understand the impact of place and context on STEM practices. Participants, in this course, will also be engaged in seminal and contemporary research findings to position the theoretical, conceptual and profession-based debates in STEM education. Participants will be required to demonstrate their skill of exploring the concepts of STEM education and design STEM projects. In this course, an approach to teaching that is based on thinking strategies and the application of practical skills for engaging learners in STEM education rather than rote procedures will be emphasised.