Contemporary Pedagogies

Solving Authentic Problems through STEM

Mary Glowrey Level 2 2.50 July 26, 2018 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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Lucas Johnson

The purpose of this workshop is to build an understanding of the nature of effective pedagogical practices in STEM Education, including conceptual understandings, transdisciplinary integration and the application of STEM skills.

Participants will be challenged to consider what STEM Education is and how it can be regularly included in the classroom, through recognising opportunities to involve their students in STEM based problems within their own communities.

The workshop will use the Design Process as a basis to begin planning a project where students could be identifying problems, breaking down ideas, researching, ideating, prototyping, testing and evaluating. The session will touch on what assessment could look like in this area and where the opportunities may also lie for teaching and assessing areas outside of science, mathematics and technology within these projects.