Women enrolled in STEM courses are often more confident than men, but it hasn’t translated into career success and they are still very much a minority. More needs to be done in workplaces and schools.
A higher proportion of Islamic-school students in years 11 to 12 are enrolled in science and maths than other students in Australia. But they may not all get the careers they want.
Pupils weren’t persistent in using a maths app to study the subject after school because were distracted by peers and social media apps.
High school pupils enjoy using mobile devices for socialising. But their motivation to use devises decreases when it comes to studying online, especially unsupervised.
Results from the world’s longest running large-scale international assessment of maths and science show Australia has significantly improved in Year 8 maths and science, and Year 4 science.
Data are about to be released on how well countries teach Year 4 and 8 maths and science Results from the last cycle of testing in 2015 showed Australia’s students achievement had flatlined.
Design thinking workshop.
HPI at UCT
The establishment of science centres for young people is one of many initiatives hoped to fix South Africa’s education system.
Not all schools have access to enough equipment for their students, which means they waste time building, un-building and re-building their projects.
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.
In 2013, pro-science supporters rallied before a Texas Board of Education public hearing on proposed new science textbooks.
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Thirty years after the Supreme Court ruled that creationism cannot be required in schools, ‘creation science’ is still taught in some schools. What are the implications for climate education?
Science teaching needs to engage all pupils, whether they’re future scientists or not.
Science that students learn in context - rather than science as isolated knowledge items - can deliver both scientific literacy and positive learner interest.
One thing they seem to agree on: Not prioritizing science in their platforms.
Neither major party has made science and engineering issues a big part of its platform. But research – and its funding – are crucial if the U.S. wants to maintain status as a global leader.
If we don’t change the way we teach science and maths, we might come to regret it.
It’s a mistake to allow teenagers to drop maths – it should be made compulsory at A-Level.
It’s time for Africa to produce the technology it needs, rather than being largely a consumer.
Africa has deep-rooted problems: poverty, disease, corruption and war. Could these be solved through mathematical science?
We need to start teaching maths and science as early as possible to get the most benefit.
Compulsory maths and science in years 11 and 12 will have a lasting benefit, but we need to boost the skills of teachers and start teaching science even earlier.
Western Sydney needs a science centre such as Questacon to help engage young people with science, technology and engineering.
A science centre in Western Sydney would help young people engage with science and promote STEM in Sydney’s fastest growing region.
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Science and mathematics subjects have traditionally been seen as the forte of high-achieving, white, middle-class pupils. And, in an effort to boost the number of scientists and engineers in the UK, over…
Come on board.
I am a scientist. I am also white, male and middle-class. There are a lot of scientists like me in the UK, and this lack of diversity within the scientific community is a concern. There are compelling…
Yes we can!
After the expressions of joy or despair have faded away, A Level results day often serves to emphasise the startling gender gap in students studying science subjects. Data released about the 2014 exams…
Sure, if I pass this I’ll go on and do the A Level.
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Teenagers across England are waiting nervously for their GCSE, AS and A Level results. Now new figures have shown more of them are choosing to take more “academic” subjects, such as the humanities, languages…
Extending the science sphere of influence.
Our world is changing at a greater pace than ever witnessed before. Our economies are changing and our understanding of the world around us is changing. Our education systems must also change too because…
Mastered numbers? Let’s make it harder.
Ever-envious of Singapore’s much-heralded success in teaching maths, politicians are keen to see its methodology arriving in UK classrooms. Education minister Elizabeth Truss explained some of the background…