Title Refining the framework for school-based STEM education Media name/outlet Monash Lens Media type Web Country/Territory Australia Date 30/11/21 Description One of the advantages of a STEM focus over traditional teaching methods is the suitability of problem-based learning (PBL) as a pedagogical approach.
Through PBL, processes and knowledge from science, mathematics, engineering and technology are integrated to tackle real-world problems in situations that are uncertain, not solvable by existing algorithms, and require collaboration and teamwork.
To better explore the connection and possibilities of PBL in STEM education, a team of researchers and teacher practitioners from a range of tertiary, secondary and primary educational contexts have come together to address what we’ve coined, somewhat provocatively, #theSTEMproblem.
Researchers from Monash University and the University of Queensland are leading this three-year Australian Research Council-funded project, working with expert teachers from Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) and Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) to explore and identify key ideas and strategies for development and implementation of PBL in the classroom.
URL https://lens.monash.edu/2021/11/30/1384189/problem-based-learning-as-a-stem-teaching-method Persons Peter Ellerton, Kathy Smith, Jennifer Mansfield, Amanda Berry, Deborah Corrigan, Nicoleta Maynard
- Problem-based learning
- STEM education
- Teacher professional learning