In­vest­ing in STEM ed­u­ca­tion

The Australian Education Reporter - - NEWS: WA/SA -

THE Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion WA has part­nered with the STEM Ed­u­ca­tion Con­sor­tium in a three year pro­gram aimed at im­prov­ing STEM ed­u­ca­tion in schools. The $4 mil­lion project en­cour­aged stu­dents to find so­lu­tions to real-world prob­lems through es­tab­lish­ing new re­sources for class­rooms, and pro­fes­sional learn­ing for teach­ers through face-to-face workshops, on­line and video con­fer­enc­ing, and on-de­mand dig­i­tal chan­nels. Ex­am­ples of projects in­cluded pro­gram­mable ro­bots for use in emer­gency sit­u­a­tions.

“An in­vest­ment in STEM dis­ci­plines will sup­port the di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion of the econ­omy and is an in­vest­ment in jobs of the fu­ture,” WA Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing min­is­ter Sue Ellery said.

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