2019 Education Matters – Article

Tytler interview

The Challenge of STEM

Russell Tytler talks to Education Matters about some of the recent innovations in the teaching and learning of STEM in the primary school years.

“Much of this focus is driven by concerns about wealth creation and global competitiveness. This is somewhat at odds, one might think, with the broader education agenda of personal growth in skills and dispositions, and citizenship, emphasised by the Melbourne Declaration. This concern to engage students in STEM pathways and improve the learning of STEM has increasingly extended into the primary school years, given growing evidence that orientations towards the STEM subjects and to STEM thinking working are largely established in the primary and early secondary school years.”

Read the full article at Education Matters.