Institute for Learning Sciences & Teacher Education

Principals as STEM Leaders — building the evidence base for improved STEM learning


This research project will develop and pilot new approaches to support principals to provide high quality STEM leadership in schools. Principals as STEM Leaders will involve around 200 primary and secondary schools in the government and non-government sectors, covering rural, regional, remote and metropolitan areas. A suite of high quality professional learning and mentoring resources developed through the project will be made available for all Australian schools to use at the end of the project, alongside a research report detailing key findings. Collaborating universities will post updates on the progress of the project through its duration.

Chief Investigators

  • Professor Kim Beswick (UTAS)
  • Professor Assoc/Prof Sharon Fraser (UTAS)


  • National Innovation and Science Agenda $2,600,000



Industry Partner

  • Department of Education and Training