The curriculum resource modules are intended for teachers interested in integrated STEM teaching and learning approaches that engage students in collaborative learning to solve authentic, real world problems.
Food and agriculture are fundamental to human survival. In Australia, agriculture is a very efficient, sophisticated and highly technical industry and our farmers are exceptionally competitive in a global food market. In this module, students explore biosecurity and the role it plays in sustaining our agricultural industries and the wider economy. Biosecurity is vital if Australia is to maintain its food security.
This module leverages the rise of automated and autonomous systems used to perform routine or dangerous tasks. It seeks to empower students to be not only smart consumers of technology, but creators and innovators in the digital technology space. They work collaboratively to develop an algorithm and program a robot to simulate leading students to an evacuation point in the event of an emergency.
A STEM learning module should encourage learning that is student-led and teacher-facilitated, and have an open-ended problem-solving approach. Problem solving involves an intellectual struggle that provides opportunities for higher-order thinking, reasoning and creativity.
Online professional learning modules are available for teachers to encourage deeper exploration of the pedagogical principles that underpin the curriculum resource modules.
This online Professional Learning Module (PLM) is designed to support teachers as they enrich STEM teaching and learning in their classroom.
This online Professional Learning Module (PLM) is designed to support teachers to enrich STEM teaching and learning in their classroom.