ETM701 - Knowledge, Learning and Learners in STEM


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in E557





Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including weekly engagement with materials and responses in discussion forums


This unit will build participants’ awareness of the nature of learning in STEM and of STEM pedagogies, interrogate what STEM is and can be within a professional setting, the inclusiveness of STEM education, and the usefulness of reflection on practice, and assessment for and as learning. Drawing on discussions of resources including personal experience, videos, and publications, participants will compare and contrast pedagogical practices and connect them to learning theories applicable to STEM education. Resources that can support educator learning will be explored, as will multi-disciplinary STEM pedagogical practices. Scenarios associated with contemporary learning practices will be problematized and discussed to link these with their own practices and with learning theories. Participants will begin to understand how knowledge and use of learning theories can enhance their STEM educational practices by investigating or extending some aspect of these in light of learning theories. The outcomes of their investigation will enable participants to evaluate how these learning theories can be used to shape current and future practice.

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