Planning STEM programs in primary schools

Effective curriculum planning and programming for STEM learning and engagement supports teachers to differentiate their practice in response to the varied ways students learn.

  • Give consideration to learning across the curriculum and having high expectations for all students.
  • Students have a voice in their learning
    • in their choice of project
    • mode of communication
    • findings/solution materials
    • investigations and strategies to be undertaken.
  • Length of allocated class time needs to sustain deep thinking, investigation and an integrated approach
  • Co-creation of learning experiences and assessment tasks needs to include all stakeholders - classroom teacher, teacher-librarian, RFF teacher and students
  • Students can experience a variety of strategies, manipulate a variety of materials and develop skills in the use of a variety of tools and equipment.
  • STEM education is a way of thinking and doing which involves pedagogy, spaces and internal and external agencies.
  • Share results and/or products of project-based learning experiences with authentic audiences.
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