Representatives from the Australian Academy of Science’s Education team attended the STEMEd: Future ImpACT Conference 2019 in April.
The conference allowed ACT P–12 classroom teachers and school leaders to learn about leading practice in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and innovative futures learning.
The Academy’s education team facilitated workshops on Primary Connections and reSolve, two of the Academy’s flagship education programs. They also managed an exhibition stand about the Academy’s work in STEM education.
Academy Fellow and Chair of the Education Committee to Council, Emeritus Professor Ian Chubb, presented the opening conference keynote, sharing his perspectives based on a lifetime involved in science and education, including as Australia’s Chief Scientist 2011–16.
In his address, Professor Chubb noted our collective future will be heavily dependent on STEM. He identified two critical roles for education: to support students to build capacity to pursue their scientific dreams, and to ensure that all students know enough about STEM to make good judgements and decisions in our increasingly unpredictable future.
The Academy currently operates three education programs spanning primary and secondary science and mathematics.
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