STEM education integrates the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in an interdisciplinary and applied approach to learning and teaching. STEM draws on knowledge and skills of the scientific and technical disciplines to pose, ponder and solve complex, real-world problems. To be successful in STEM, children need to be skilled investigators, innovative thinkers, problem solvers and communicators, as well as have confidence in their abilities in STEM, and view STEM as personally relevant and important. In this subject, students will be required to develop engaging STEM learning experiences that integrate syllabus content which is applied in project, problem or inquiry-based learning situations that are authentic and contextual. Students will also explore a strengths-based approach to differentiate their practice and strategies to integrate the general capabilities such as: critical and creative thinking, information and communication technology capability and personal and social capability into STEM learning experiences.
School of Education
This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Primary) and the Bachelor of Educational Studies.
Students who are undertaking an extended primary curriculum area study in Science and Technology or in Mathematics should complete EMS406, (EMM209 or EMM418) and EMM503 prior to enrolling in EMS501.
This subject is not available to students who have completed EMS407.
This subject has assumed knowledge from the following subjects: (EMM209 or EMM418) and (EMM410 or EMM503) and EMS406.
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EMS501 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.