STEM encompasses science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and the integration of these disciplines in education.
Women and girls are less likely to participate in STEM areas in school, university and careers. Dr Sue Thomson discusses why in her latest column for Teacher.
Back to the drawing board: A different approach to STEM education
As participation in STEM subjects in secondary and tertiary schools declines, the search is on to find new ways to engage students in science studies.
Stemming the flow: Reversing low STEM achievement
Researchers are investigating ways to reverse the decline in student performance, especially to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students’ performance in STEM.
Game on: Engaging students in STEM
Fun, creative hands-on approaches to STEM education encourage student engagement, as Liam Hensel explains.
Turning theory into practice: Teaching STEM to primary students
An ACER research review suggests that fundamental STEM skills should be established in primary school and that the most effective way to do this is through an integrated approach to teaching STEM.
What can TIMSS tell us about the average Australian classroom?
Sue Thomson explores what the results from an international assessment of mathematics and science reveal about the students in a typical Australian classroom.