Dean's Lecture Series - Prof. Debbie Corrigan

The future of STEM education
What happens next?

Description

The current political climate is stressing the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for Australia’s future. The Chief Scientist in 2014 made a set of recommendations for STEM as part of Australia’s future around Australian competitiveness, education and training, research and international engagement. In the area of education and training such recommendations are focused on a secure pipeline, inspirational teaching, inspired learning, a skilled workforce and an engaged community.

In this lecture these areas of STEM education, with a particular science and technology bias, will be explored from Prof. Debbie Corrigan's research base as to the possibilities and impediments for achieving a STEM education which has these elements as its focus.

Presenter

Professor Debbie Corrigan
Professor of Science Education
Director- Education Futures

Faculty of Education, Monash University