Improving STEM Learning: What will it take?
7-9 August, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Australia faces significant challenges in promoting improved science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning in our schools. Research Conference 2016 will showcase research into what it will take to address these challenges, which include:
– Australian students’ decline in mathematical and scientific ‘literacy’
– The decline in STEM study in senior school
– A shortage of highly qualified STEM subject teachers, and
– Curriculum challenges.
You will hear from researchers who work with teachers to engage students in studying STEM-related subjects, such as engineering in primary school, and science and maths at all levels. You will learn how to engage both girls and boys in STEM learning, through targeted teaching, activities like gaming, and applying learning from neuroscience.
For further information and to register please visit www.acer.edu.au/conference