Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate STEM content and pedagogical content knowledge whilst undertaking and reflecting upon a variety of STEM-based projects
  2. utilise design processes that reflect engineering and technology education to underpin iSTEM
  3. create, implement and evaluate iSTEM project plans in relevant educational settings
  4. evaluate their ability to ideate, collaborate, communicate and problem solve.
  • Topics

    • Topic 1A - Defining STEM and STEM education
    • Topic 1B - Defining STEM and STEM education (Project-based learning focus)
    • Topic 2 - Analysing the key integrated STEM components of Project-based learning activities
    • Topic 3A – Developing a sequence of 2/3 iSTEM lessons in an appropriate setting
    • Topic 3B - Developing a sequence of 2/3 iSTEM lessons in an appropriate setting
    • Topic 4A - Communicating 2/3 iSTEM lessons to peers
    • Topic 4B - Communicating 2/3 iSTEM lessons to peers
    • Topic 5 Implementing a sequence of iSTEM lessons in an appropriate setting
    • Topic 6A - Using a maths, technology, or engineering design process to evaluate an iSTEM project based learning activity
    • Topic 6B - Using a maths, technology, or engineering design process to evaluate an iSTEM project based learning activity
    • Topic 7A - Create an iSTEM project based learning activity after scoping the issue to map and link to the curriculum
    • Topic 7B - Create an iSTEM project based learning activity after scoping the issue to map and link to the curriculum
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Standard Media
      • Online assignment submission
      • Web links
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
    • Online Materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject is one of three undergraduate Option subjects in integrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics (iSTEM) offered by the School of Education. Completing all three units will provide a specialisation in iSTEM. This unit aims to equip students with content and pedagogical content knowledge in integrated STEM education in the context of project-based learning. Students will be scaffolded to use problem solving and collaboration skills, to think creatively and laterally, and to take initiatives as they engage with and reflect upon the projects. They will make explicit links to the science, mathematics and technologies curricula, whilst using various design processes. Pedagogical content knowledge will be developed by students creating and evaluating project plans and implementation approaches in a variety of educational settings as appropriate to their degree (ie ECE, Primary, or Secondary education).

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  • Project (50%)
  • Portfolio (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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