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.