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Making STEM Curriculum Useful, Relevant, and Motivating for Students

Rennie, Léonie; Venville, Grady; Wallace, John


More than ever, we live in a connected, global community. In this chapter we argue for a STEM school education that helps students to explore and experience the kind of connectedness that reflects life outside of school. While many would agree that STEM curricula should be embedded in real-world, authentic contexts, much of the current policy and practice favours disciplinary approaches to knowledge narrowly focused on what is readily measurable or amenable to achievement testing. In contrast,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-5448-8_6
Access Rights: Open Access


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