Leading Collaboration through STEM Education

Current global education trends are placing a greater emphasis on the importance of teaching STEM skills and capabilities in our schools. Our two-day professional learning course will help you design authentic and engaging experiences for your students based on real-world problems.

Experts from Monash will work with you to build on your current knowledge and develop a range of strategies and assessment tools based on the latest research.

Connect with other teachers

This short course will also help you to build a collaborative and supportive community that supports the effective teaching and learning of STEM Education at your school.

Topics covered

  • Building a shared understanding of STEM Education
  • Exploring effective research-based pedagogical practices
  • Benefits of engaging students with real world problems
  • Enabling critical and creative thinking through STEM
  • Assessment practices
  • Creating partnerships in STEM education

Duration

Fifteen hours over two days, including an additional one-hour online collaboration session.

When and where

22 and 31 July 2020 (Wednesday and Friday)
9.00am – 4.00pm
Day 1 held at Clayton campus; day 2 held at the Melbourne Zoo

14 and 23 October 2020 (Wednesday and Friday)
9.00am – 4.00pm
Day 1 held at Clayton campus; day 2 held at the Melbourne Zoo

Cost

$620 (incl GST)

Prerequisites

This course is for educators at both a primary and secondary level, who are looking to engage and lead STEM education within their school context.

Assessment

Attendance and participation.

Recognition

This course is aligned with the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST): 2.1, 2.2, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 6.3 and 7.4.

You will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Faculty of Education, Monash University.

Presenters

Professor Deborah Corrigan
Challenging accepted wisdom in science education is part of Professor Deborah Corrigan’s research approach, which is driven by the urge to make students enthusiastic about learning science and more recently, STEM. Deb wonders why students can be so interested in science out of school, but not within. As deputy dean of the Monash Faculty of Education, she finds time for research into such conflicting issues, as well as working at state and federal level in curriculum development and policy.

Professor Amanda Berry
Amanda Berry is a Professor of STEM Education at Monash University. Amanda brings excellence in research expertise in STEM education and teacher education and extensive, in-depth experience of leading and facilitating teacher Professional Learning. She has led many national and international projects focused on innovations designed to address the quality of teacher professional learning and to enhance teaching and learning in schools and universities.

Dr Kathy Smith
Kathy Smith is Senior Lecturer at Monash University with specialisations in primary science education and teacher professional learning and is the Course Leader for the Graduate Certificate in STEM Education at Monash. Kathy began her career as a primary classroom teacher and has been involved in science education in a range of roles for the last 30 years.

Workshop Facilitators

Lucas Johnson
Research and Development Manager
Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
Faculty of Education, Monash University

Greg Lancaster
Science Education and Communication
Faculty of Education, Monash University