Dean's Lecture Series - Prof. Amanda Berry

STEM Education
What does it mean for teachers?

Description

In recent decades, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) has emerged as a global phenomenon, bringing with it a strong impetus for the reform of education to better equip students for an increasingly uncertain, complex and technologically advanced future. However, STEM reform visions are typically vague about how to implement these ideas as actions. This leaves teachers and schools with the task of sorting through the many diverse, competing and even conflicting ideas about what STEM is, why it matters, and how it is understood and interpreted in different educational contexts. This challenging situation opens up an important moment for teachers as agents of educational innovation.

In this presentation, Professor Berry examines how the current STEM phenomenon offers powerful opportunities for teacher learning and transformational pedagogical change.

Presenter

Professor Amanda Berry
Associate Dean of Research
Professor of STEM Education 
Faculty of Education, Monash University