STEM education focuses on teaching the specific knowledge and skills required in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to children in the early years through to Year 12. It covers the interrelationship of these areas, and the delivery of learning in an integrated, cross-disciplinary way. This area of study covers concepts and contemporary issues in STEM education, contexts and systems, locally and globally, and the major theoretical and professional debates in STEM education as located within contemporary research. This includes policy development issues, content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge, as well as the leadership and research skills that inform and enhance the learning of STEM at school. STEM education is a priority in the education sector to build capabilities in the students of today to meet the workforce demands of tomorrow.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.
Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following course:
- D4005 Graduate Certificate of STEM Education
Students in other courses are not eligible to complete this specialisation.