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STEM

Resources

The VCAA has developed resources to support the delivery of curriculum learning areas. Planning resources can be found under 'Help me plan' and teaching resources, including units of work, can be found under 'Help me find a teaching resource'.

Overview

STEM (Science, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics) education comprises the specific knowledge, understandings and skills in each of these learning areas as well as the interrelationship between each of them. STEM education acknowledges that there are opportunities for learning to be delivered in an integrated manner that facilitates greater engagement in each of these learning areas. This approach enables skills such as critical and creative thinking, collaboration and communication to be deployed in a rich and authentic way.

STEM education in the Victorian Curriculum includes the following learning areas: Science, Design and Technologies (including Engineering principles and systems), Digital Technologies and Mathematics.

Contact

Erin Wilson, STEM Curriculum Manager

Phone (03) 9032 1723 or send an email

Teachers associations

STEM X Academy

Run in partnership with the Australian Science Teachers Association and Questacon, STEM X Academy is teacher professional learning experience designed to tie the national STEM curriculum to high-end research underway in Australia's research sector, and place inquiry-based learning at the heart of both teacher development and classroom practice.

For additional links to teacher professional associations, please explore each of the individual learning areas.

Science and Mathematics Specialists Centres

Victoria's six specialist science and mathematics centres offer a unique insight into new technologies and research through onsite and outreach education programs for students of all ages and professional development activities for teachers.

The centres are:

DET Technical Schools

Victoria's ten Technical Schools are centres of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) excellence.