Partnerships in STEM education - EEV

Dominique Dybala
Environment Education Victoria

Points for Discussion

In this video, Dominique from Environment Education Victoria talks about how the organisation can assist teachers to build partnerships with outside organisations to support and enhance student learning. Key considerations are discussed in relation to building community partnerships and seeking support from Teacher Associations.

  • How might partnerships with outside organisations be used to enhance the learning opportunities within existing STEM units?
  • What considerations ensure that mutual beneficial partnerships are established between schools and outside organisations?
  • Provide an example of an existing partnership that adds value to STEM education. How was this partnership established?

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.