Understanding and defining the purpose of STEM

Details

There are a lot of misconceptions about STEM (science technology engineering, maths) and its cousin STEAM (which includes arts). In many ways it has been hijacked by a focus on the technology. In this session you will collaboratively unpack the existing understanding of STEM and define a meaningful purpose and context for STEM learning in your school. Explore several lenses to deepen your thinking – design thinking, habits and the neuroscience of learning, self-regulation, and beliefs and mindsets. During this session, explore examples from around Australia demonstrating how others are addressing the requirements of the technologies curriculum


Objectives and Outcomes

  • Unpack your current understanding and perceptions of STEM
  • Lay the foundational thinking for planning to address STEM and the technologies curriculum in your school
  • Define a meaningful purpose for STEM and begin to collaboratively articulate the skills, thinking and mindset you want your students to have
  • Explore examples of practice and thinking from Australian STEM educators

Additional Information

SKU CONF2020JAA
Session Session 1 - 8:45am - 10:30am
Day Day 4
Topic STEM

There are a lot of misconceptions about STEM (science technology engineering, maths) and its cousin STEAM (which includes arts). In many ways it has been hijacked by a focus on the technology. In this session you will collaboratively unpack the existing understanding of STEM and define a meaningful purpose and context for STEM learning in your school. Explore several lenses to deepen your thinking – design thinking, habits and the neuroscience of learning, self-regulation, and beliefs and mindsets. During this session, explore examples from around Australia demonstrating how others are addressing the requirements of the technologies curriculum


Objectives and Outcomes

  • Unpack your current understanding and perceptions of STEM
  • Lay the foundational thinking for planning to address STEM and the technologies curriculum in your school
  • Define a meaningful purpose for STEM and begin to collaboratively articulate the skills, thinking and mindset you want your students to have
  • Explore examples of practice and thinking from Australian STEM educators