STEM Education Roundup 08/6/17

June 8, 2017

The weekly STEM education round up from the STEM Learning Project – this week is Queensland heavy. Plus, we read an opinion piece and learn about digital technology’s humanitarian powers in Project Hope.

What’s happening at the STEM Learning Project?

Bonus professional development is on the cards in Bunbury on the 26th and 27th of June. Click here for more info and to book.

 

A STEM Research Odyssey by Queensland Teacher

Sarah Chapman, from Townsville High School, went on a research odyssey to find out about best practise in STEM education. Encouragingly, she found that the international community is united on the need for quality STEM education. Read about it at Teacher Magazine.

 

Why STEM Education is Essential for the Future

Oh the humanities! Stephen Parker from The Australian gives his take on how to get ready for the tech-heavy jobs of the future. Not only will we need STEM knowledge, he says, but also STEM thinking skills. In addition, marrying STEM skills with arts and humanities will be vital. You can read more here.

 

How Tech Can Help The World’s Most Vulnerable Children

Weekly round up
Photo by Brad Flickinger under CC Attribution license

 

Eureka alert reports findings from Project Hope, an initiative run with Syrian refugee children in Turkey. Using digital games helped the children learn important thinking, technological and language skills. Even better, their mental health also improved.

 

Future Tech Showcase at University of Queensland

The Australian Computer Society Foundation held the BiG Day In at UQ today. The BiG Day In is a showcase for secondary school students about the technology jobs of the future. These jobs require STEM skills such as creativity and problem solving skills. Read the University’s write up here.