Assessment in STEM education

Dominique Dybala
Environment Education Victoria

Points for Discussion

This video considers the aspects of the curriculum that can be taught and assessed through STEM education. Shennae and Dean explain that with thoughtful planning, a variety of skills and capabilities link easily to STEM Education. The interview also addresses the types of evidence that can be collected as a result of using the design process and how this evidence may be used to support teacher assessment of student learning.

  • What aspects of the curriculum can be developed through STEM education?
  • Consider conceptual knowledge, thinking skills and cross curriculum capabilities. What types of evidence can be collected as students work through an innovation process?
  • In what ways could this evidence be organised to provide an insight about the progressive development of student learning in STEM education?

Additional Resources

In this STEMinar about the contemporary practices underpinning STEM education, Ben Liu (17:48) discusses how Zoos Victoria partnered with schools to create engaging and authentic STEM learning experiences for students.

Further Reading

Watters, J. J., & Diezmann, C. M. (2013). Community partnerships for fostering student interest and engagement in STEM. Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 14(2), 47.