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Is there a crisis in maths and science education in Australia? Maths image from www.shutterstock.com

Live stream: maths & science education symposium

We’ve asked our authors about the state of maths and science education in Australia and its future direction. Today, our series wraps up with a panel discussion in Canberra chaired by ABC Catalyst presenter…
Why should arts and science curricula be developed separately? Person image from www.shutterstock.com

Why arts and science are better together

MATHS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION: We’ve asked our authors about the state of maths and science education in Australia and its future direction. In our final instalment, Benjamin Miller and Fiona White examine…
We need to think beyond the classroom if we’re going to improve maths and science education. One Laptop per Child

To multiply maths students, take away classrooms and add online courses

MATHS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION: We’ve asked our authors about the state of maths and science education in Australia and its future direction. In this instalment, Chris Tisdell examines the benefits of online…
Mix maths and science with a little creativity to get children interested. shanerh

Making science and maths fun for kids is as easy as 1-2-3

We’ve asked our authors about the state of maths and science education in Australia and its future direction. Here is Tim Wess’ personal account of getting kids thinking about maths - creatively. In the…
Worried about the future of maths and science in Australia? More graduates is not the answer. Bubble image from www.shutterstock.com

A bubble about to burst: why we don’t need more maths and science graduates

MATHS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION: We’ve asked our authors about the state of maths and science education in Australia and its future direction. Today, Andrew Norton argues that government promotion of science…
The skills that underpin science should be better incorporated into the rest of the curriculum. Thinking image from www.shutterstock.com

Thinking critically on critical thinking: why scientists’ skills need to spread

MATHS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION: We’ve asked our authors about the state of maths and science education in Australia and its future direction. Today, Rachel Grieve discusses why we need to spread science-specific…
Creating ways for PhD graduates and other science researchers to go into teaching could be a way to improve our science education. Phd student image from www.shutterstock.com

Inspiring science: fast-track PhD graduates into teaching

MATHS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION: We’ve asked our authors about the state of maths and science education in Australia and its future direction. In this instalment, Marguerite Evans-Galea, Darren Saunders, and…
There needs to be a fundamental shift in how a scientist is viewed and measured. Søren Rajczyk

Breed scientists better for a better breed of science

MATHS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION: We’ve asked our authors about the state of maths and science education in Australia and its future direction. In this instalment, Jee Hyun Kim examines how the culture of academia…
We’re shortchanging our students by waiting to introduce the big scientific ideas until high school. Young mozart image from www.shutterstock.com

Searching for scientific Mozarts: get em’ while they’re young

MATHS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION: We’ve asked our authors about the state of maths and science education in Australia and its future direction. In this instalment, Jennifer Donovan, Carole Haeusler and Ian…
Hands-on problem solving methods will help students become - and stay - engaged with maths and science. Thompson Rivers

Let’s be practical here: active learners are most engaged

MATHS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION: We’ve asked our authors about the state of maths and science education in Australia and its future direction. In this instalment, Chancellor of Monash University Alan Finkel…
Science teachers in Australia have copped a lot of flack - so what are our options? Michael Mueller

Boosting the status of science teaching: what can we do?

MATHS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION: We’ve asked our authors about the state of maths and science education in Australia and its future direction. Over the next 10 days, we’ll be running a selection of their responses…

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