The US has experienced a record decline in the number of international students. How long will the trend continue? An international education scholar weighs in.
Could it be that girls aren’t pursuing jobs in computer science and engineering because society has told them that’s not what they want to do? Three scholars weigh in.
In recognition of National Hip Hop History Month, The Conversation presents four articles that deal with how educators and rappers are taking hip-hop from concerts to classrooms.
Science is often taught from a white or Western standpoint. Can teaching science from a hip-hop perspective make science more relatable to students of color? A hip-hop science educator weighs in.
Parents thrust into the role of math teacher can take simple steps to help their children understand math better and dread it less.
Coping with racial stereotypes that permeate STEM culture is like having another full-time job, argues a researcher who studies racism in these fields.
Insects are plentiful and inexpensive. Even when children aren’t attending school in person, they can learn from the encounters they have with insects outside.
A strong identity as a scientist is crucial for girls to succeed in STEM fields such as computer science. Are educators recognizing and rewarding the right behaviors?
Students with exceptional spatial skills should be eligible for gifted and talented services and given personalized support. But many schools fail to identify and engage these children.
Australia is falling behind other countries in digital skills and infrastructure, but smarter planning and investment can turn things around.
While undergraduates rarely get serious research experience during their first year of college, some faculty are working to change that. A scholar says the new approach could boost diversity in STEM.
New data show more girls and minority high school students taking Advanced Placement courses in computer science. A computer science professor weighs in on what that means for the future of the field.
A scientist explains how she got a glimpse into the secret world of butterflies and her hopes of encouraging more Latinos to enter the field of science.
Stereotypes may discourage girls from pursuing STEM careers, but research suggests several ways that parents and teachers can turn things around.
Supply-chain experts see reliable data, STEM education and smarter regulation as essential for Australia to succeed in an increasingly automated world under pressure to be environmentally sustainable.
There are many disappointments in the government’s response to Innovation and Science Australia’s report ‘Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation’.
In order to get more young people to see themselves as future scientists, researchers argue that it helps to outfit the students with a simple article of clothing: a lab coat.
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.
Each year large numbers of college students drop plans to become engineers or scientists because of poor performance in calculus. A new ‘active learning’ approach could help turn things around.
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.