Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Education advances disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge to ensure that all students have opportunities to become proficient, critical knowers and users of mathematics and science in a complex technologically-oriented and data-rich world.
The STEM in education research program is lead by Professor Vince Geiger. The program advances disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge to ensure that all students have opportunities to become proficient, critical knowers and users of mathematics and science in a complex technologically-oriented and data-rich world – vital for the STEM literacy necessary for informed, participating and contributing citizenship in addition to STEM careers, now and into the future.
The aims of the STEM in education research are to:
- identify ways teachers can successfully engage all students in challenging disciplinary and interdisciplinary STEM tasks and learning opportunities that promote student engagement, learning and persistence
- support researchers to achieve research excellence
- build a sustainable community of quality researchers in STEM education
- translate research into practice for a professional audience.
Our research team
The STEM in education team are experts in the fields of mathematics, mathematics education, numeracy education, thinking and literacy, and role of technology in maths education.
Meet our team
Principals as STEM Leaders (PASL): Building the evidence base for improved STEM learning
The PASL project responds to the need for a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skilled workforce to ensure Australia remains globally competitive. With the government seeking to enhance the STEM capability of schools, and for increased enrolments in STEM related subjects in schools to ensure young Australians have the capabilities they need to live and work in a globalised world, this project delivers professional learning. These modules are aimed at developing the capabilities of principals for leading school-wide ongoing enhancement of STEM teaching and learning.