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EDU8133 Developing Contemporary STEM Education Programs

Short Description: Contemporary STEM Programs
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : National Priority - Teaching
ASCED code : 070301 - Curriculum Studies
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: EDU8131


This course opens up opportunities to think differently about what STEM education looks like and where it happens by promoting opportunities to consider possible learning environments and contexts in the broadest sense. Participants will be provided with the reflective and research tools to move beyond programming STEM education in formal classroom settings to consider the numerous informal learning opportunities that are available in the local community and further afield. An important aspect of this course is the focus on the approaches, grounded in both research and practice, that underpin the design and implementation of STEM experiences for not only diverse contexts but for students with diverse backgrounds and learning needs. In honing these understandings, participants will have the opportunity to develop these skills through the design and evaluate of an innovative sequence of STEM learning experiences as well as working collaboratively to curate, critique and reflect on what constitutes quality in terms of STEM education resources. These opportunities for application will be positioned within the participants' own contexts.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2020 Online
Date printed 12 February 2021