Australia now has a national approach to STEM teaching and initiatives, but to make it successful, we need to support teachers and schools to implement it.
Politics Podcast: Bill Ferris on Australia’s innovation mission.
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Innovation and Science Australia chair Bill Ferris launched a report this week setting out a plan that seeks to put Australia into the top tier of innovation nations by 2030.
Universities must train scientists to engage with the ethics of emerging technologies, rather than functioning as cogs in the engine of economic development. Integrating the arts into STEM can help.
Parental views have a big impact on the decisions that children make - so let's help mums and dads support their daughters in STEM careers.
Toys and games that involve friends and family members are more than just fun: they can foster new skills, challenge children to work in a team and encourage thinking and idea development.
Blocks probably won't top Christmas wish lists, but they have many benefits including developing fine motor skills, social, cognitive and language skills, and spatial reasoning and language.
We need to address issues like access to resources, teacher professional development and ageing classrooms to get the full benefit of STEM education in primary schools.
STEM professionals who change careers to become teachers are often intrinsically motivated, and can help engage kids in STEM subjects with their real-world experience.
From collecting bugs to using math apps, there are many ways parents can engage in STEM activities with their kids to support their learning.
Despite the hype about STEM skills, research shows interpersonal, problem-solving and entrepreneurial skills will make you more employable in the 21st century.
Marie Skłodowska Curie was born 150 years ago and is still the only female scientist many people can name.
If leaders of educational institutions are concerned about the employability of graduates, they should avoid over-investing in STEM subjects and stop snubbing liberal arts.
Players in the climate science game 'CO2peration' become a particle of sunlight, and travel on a journey to find out why we have liquid water at Earth’s surface.
A new government program will create 10,000 work placements for undergraduates in only business and STEM subjects. Why not fund students to innovate in the social sector too?
Engineering has long been a male-dominated profession. Now engineering schools globally are making extraordinary efforts to attract the creative female talent they really need.
Women in science receive less funding than men and apply for smaller grants. This inequality needs to be addressed now.
Academies simply don't know how they're doing when it comes to the representation of women compared to their counterparts within the science-policy environment.
Space inspires, and the establishment of a Space Agency in Australia is well positioned to drive engagement in STEM.
"Flipped classrooms" aren't yet common around Africa, but a partial flip that marries technology and collaboration has real potential.
This year's Toronto International Film Festival is a further example of how science, technology, engineering and math illuminate movies – and, in the process, our minds.