Modelling with design: Learning Innovation Across Primary STEM

Modelling with design

Project dates: 01/04/2018 - 31/12/2021

With the continued concerns for improving our students’ STEM achievements, research on innovative classroom experiences is paramount. In collaboration with international investigators, the project aims to introduce a new approach to advancing mathematics learning and problem solving across grades 4-6. Mathematical modelling will be broadened to incorporate foundational engineering design processes and science competencies. Students will become adaptive problem solvers and innovative learners in generating and applying discipline knowledge in solving complex, system-based problems. Applicable across STEM, the conceptual and empirical frameworks will enrich our Curriculum, foster professional learning, and enhance international links.

By building on primary school students’ STEM competencies across several years, the project will establish critical foundations for advancing core mathematics content and multidisciplinary problem-solving knowledge. An ability to deal with complex problems involving societal, economic, and environmental issues is essential for personal growth and the nation’s future. Evidence-based findings and resources will inform ways to stimulate, sustain, and improve achievement across the STEM disciplines.

Funding / Grants

  • ARC Discovery (2018 - 2020)

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Modelling with Design