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Frontiers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education - EDUC359

This unit is designed for pre-service early childhood, primary and secondary teachers interested in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and other students preparing to engage in STEM-related and science communication professions.

Six themes are addressed: the development of STEM literacies; students' learning of STEM-related concepts; professional programs addressing STEM initiatives; the impact of technologies in developing STEM teaching and learning; the relation of STEM to health education, and the role of STEM in curriculum change. There is a common lecture strand that examines current research perspectives on key issues of STEM education in a global society. Students may choose a specialised assignment focused on science, technology, engineering or mathematics or STEM-related health education.

This unit is compulsory for students enrolled in specialisations in primary mathematics or science pre-service teacher education.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Online - Session 2, Online

Staff Contact(s): Professor Joanne Mulligan

39cp Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Educational Studies

Faculty of Human Sciences

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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