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STEM

The workforce of the future requires high levels of skills, responsible thinkers and creative thinkers. Our schools challenge and equip our students with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills to solve authentic problems for the complex world around them.

In NSW, we encourage students to:

  • be confident in their ability to design and engineer creative solutions
  • apply their understandings in mathematics, science and technology
  • engage in collaborative teams.

STEM is:

'the set of disciplines that work together to understand and model the universe so that people can solve problems through harnessing and manipulating the world around them.’ Timms, Moyle, Weldon & Mitchell in Challenges In STEM Learning in Australian Schools (2018), Australian Council for Educational Research

STEM education:

  • is an approach to teaching science and technology, and mathematics
  • fosters inquiry learning in our complex world
  • helps teachers guide students to apply their knowledge and understandings, inquire into their world, and solve complex, authentic problems involving contextually rich projects.

Through quality STEM programs, students from pre-school to Year 12 engage with their curriculum, acquiring skills that lay strong foundations for their career aspirations.

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