The Australian Government has committed an extra $12 million to restore the focus, and increase student uptake of, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects in primary and secondary schools across the country.
The Restoring the focus on STEM in schools initiative will provide funding for four key elements:
- Providing innovative mathematics curriculum resources for primary and secondary school students, focusing on inquiry-led teaching.
- Supporting the introduction of computer coding across different year levels in Australian schools leading to greater exposure to computational thinking, and, ultimately, expanding the pool of ICT-skilled workers.
- An innovative approach to education based on the United States ‘Pathways in Technology Early College High School’ (P-TECH) model.
- Summer schools for STEM students, to increase the number of girls and disadvantaged students attending — including Indigenous students and those from regional and remote areas.
Read the full article at http://www.studentsfirst.gov.au/restoring-focus-stem-schools-initiative