Making Engineering Explicit in STEM Education

The increasing imperative to teach STEM education in Australian schools has left many teachers feeling challenged about teaching engineering as a concept. This professional learning course, presented collaboratively by the Faculties of Education and Engineering at Monash University, endeavours to support teachers in seeing the benefits of engineering in their enacted curriculum.

This one-day workshop will explore ideas around the nature and diversity of engineering and how links to this can be made to the curriculum. Relevant pedagogies such as problem-based learning and design-based learning will be explored in relation to authentic problem solving and participants will interact with engineering academics and students to explore engineering in practice.

Topics covered

  • Understanding the skills and practices that relate to Engineering in education
  • Finding links to Engineering in the curriculum
  • Recognising how Design Thinking and the Engineering Design Process can support authentic learning opportunities for students
  • Designing authentic engineering problems for students


One day of seven hours

When and where

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This course is designed for upper primary and lower secondary STEM educators.


There is no assessment associated with this course.


This course is aligned with the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST): 2, 3 and 6.

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