Linda is a senior lecturer and STEM Education project lead at CQUniversity. In 2016 she was awarded the QLD Women in STEM Research Prize at the World Science Festival.
The hype around STEM. What adds to many misconceptions around STEM is the idea that it is simply using technology and coding. STEM is about problem-solving in the real world, and technology is only one tool that can help students think and analyse these real-world issues.
We all need to understand that STEM education should focus on the importance of all Australian children having access to quality STEM learning experiences from an early age. The integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and the understandings that go with these are extremely important for all children as we move further into the 21st Century.
Only if used correctly. Pedagogy before technology.
I don’t use a lot of apps.
I learn best by doing. I remember excursions when I was in primary school in the local area and I try to teach using hands-on, inquiry approaches with relevant contexts.
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