ETM702 - Designing Contemporary STEM education programs


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 online sessions via CloudDeakin


This unit awakens participants to STEM possibilities, opportunities, resources and processes. It raises awareness of contexts that can promote STEM experiences within the classroom and informal settings. STEM experiences associated with the creation of new ideas, development of insights, problem solving, modelling, design and the high-level intellectual and affective engagement associated with them are examined. Differences and similarities between these in the different learning domains will be examined (e.g., construction of mathematical knowledge, science as human endeavour, engineering design processes, designing digital solutions).

Participants select a learning context and design and trial a sequence of lessons/presentations based on a STEM experience. Participants may work as a team, or with others, depending on their role, and will invite colleagues to participate and trial and/or, observe and provide feedback. Participants will identify and/or create STEM resources and provide a rationale for their use in the classroom or informal setting.

Participants will be expected to explore and critique STEM resources in addition to creating a portfolio of resources with rationale within a digital format (for example, a website).

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