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Course Description

This course will help you understand the essential foundations of STEM teaching and learning and provide opportunities to help build knowledge, skills and confidence to take on STEM in your classroom.

You’ll learn:

  • What STEM is and how to use STEM to develop 21st Century learning skills in Primary years.

  • The essential foundations of STEM teaching and learning, including:
    • Equipment and materials;
    • Creating a supportive STEM environment;
    • Clear learning intentions;
    • Collaboration and ideation;
    • Reflection and taking it further.
    • How to identify STEM principles in your current teaching practice.
    • Strategies to get students ‘doing’ STEM, through real world problem solving.
    • Where STEM could be improved and incorporated into your current teaching practice.


Primary teachers.  Science, Technologies, Mathematics

Teaching Standards

2.1.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area:  Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities

3.1.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Establish challenging learning goals:  Set explicit, challenging and achievable learning goals for all students

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking

3.4.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Select and use resources:  Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Welcome to the Course

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Introduction to Primary STEM - Course Brochure

    • Why STEM?

    • From Concept to Classroom: Translating STEM education research into practice

    • Set a Learning Goal

    • Task: Reflection

  • 2

    Module 2 - STEM is Everywhere

    • The STEM in your Cup of Tea

    • Invite Curiosity into your STEM Sessions

    • Being a Facilitator of STEM Learning

    • STEM in your Classroom

  • 3

    Module 3 - Foundations of STEM

    • Foundations of STEM

    • Essential Elements of STEM

    • Task: Reflection on Foundations of STEM

    • Inspire STEM in your Classroom

    • Clear STEM Intentions

    • Setting a STEM Challenge

    • Supportive Classrooms

    • Task: Reflection on your Classroom Environment

    • Collaboration and Ideation

    • Slap Down Factsheet

    • Reflect - Refine - Research

    • Put into Practice

    • Task: Reflection on STEM Pyramid Challenge

    • Teaching Tips for STEM

    • Quick Check In

    • Task: Reflect on Teaching STEM

  • 4

    Module 4 - Your Teaching

    • Teaching Resources

    • Reflect on your Learning

    • Task: Reflection

  • 5

    Module 5 - Reflection

    • Your Next Steps

  • 6

    Course Feedback

    • Course feedback

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