Thesis / Dissertation

What are the challenges for STEM education in the Australian context?

Ann Elizabeth Osman, Jan van Driel (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

The introduction and implementation of STEM Education internationally and in Australia was centred around governments’ concern for future economic growth and prosperity within a highly technology driven and global environment. Attention was also drawn to decreasing student enrolments in the physical sciences, higher level mathematics and engineering and technology-based courses and, the under-representation of females in tertiary engineering and, physical and computer sciences in schools and higher education. The literature review identified who led the introduction of STEM education and the multiple approaches available for its implementation. This qualitative empirical study investigat..

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