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Nigel Coutts

What might our children most need from Education? - The Learner's Way - 11 views

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    In these times of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA), in this Post Truth era, what do our children most need from their education? How do we best prepare them for their future?
Nigel Coutts

Girls & STEM - 32 views

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    Watching video from the Apollo space programme one can't help but notice how things have changed since those days in the early 1970s. Banks of small round rectangular screens, dot matrix printers, a myriad of switches and dials each with a specific task to perform and a design aesthetic that says functionality in mild mannered green. What is missing beside the sort of computing power we carry in our pockets today are women. In the 70s science and engineering was what men did and from a quick look at the statistics there continues to be much room for change.
Nigel Coutts

Is STEM the Key? (Part Three) - 26 views

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    The message from PwC is clear, Australia needs to take action now if we are not to slip behind the rest of the world. 'Australia is waking up to the fact that the good times can't go on forever. In the face of economic challenges and a digital revolution that's reshaping business and the workforce, we need to act.'
Nigel Coutts

Is STEM the key? - 39 views

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    In June 2014, the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Tony Abbott MP acknowledged the significant role that STEM is to play in the nations future. 'There will be significant emphasis in boosting our focus on science, technology, engineering and maths because science is at the heart of a country's competitiveness and it is important that we do not neglect science as we look at the general educational and training schemes.' But what does this mean for schools?
Nigel Coutts

Confronting our fears in the haunted house of the unknown - 39 views

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    A recent lesson with my Year Six class reminded me of the fear teachers face when confronted by the unknown. I thought the lesson would go quite smoothly, I have taught it before but this time things went in an unexpected and frightening direction.
robert morris

Active Learning Leads to Higher Grades and Fewer Failing Students in Science, Math, and... - 45 views

  • 1. Students in a traditional lecture course are 1.5 times more likely to fail, compared to students in courses with active learning
Michael Sheehan

7 science websites for students of any age - 134 views

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    More great science websites for teachers and students.
Rachel Hinton

The Concord Consortium | Revolutionary digital learning for science, math and engineering - 65 views

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    The Concord Consortium is a nonprofit educational research and development organization based in Concord, Massachusetts. We create interactive materials that exploit the power of information technologies.
S Berrend

Science360 - The Knowledge Network - 9 views

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    nice videos on a variety of STEM topics curated by NSF
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    Excellent resource. Short videos on a wide array of science topics. Upper school audiences mostly.
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