Institute for Learning Sciences & Teacher Education

ILSTE has eight areas of

research concentration

STEM in Education: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Education

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Society is driven by ongoing innovation that provides opportunities and challenges for individuals and the community. These innovations require (1) knowledge and skills in Mathematics and Science to appreciate and capitalise on advances in Technology and Engineering, and (2) an understanding of the interrelatedness of these discipline areas in problem situations. The STEM in Education research area advances disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge to ensure that all students have opportunities to become proficient, critical knowers and users of mathematics and science in a complex technologically-oriented and data-rich world.

The aims of the research are to:

  • identify ways teachers can successfully engage all students in challenging disciplinary and interdisciplinary STEM tasks and learning opportunities that promote student engagement, learning and persistence
  • support researchers to achieve research excellence
  • build a sustainable community of quality researchers in STEM education
  • translate research into practice for a professional audience.