The STEM Experiential Learning Journey (the STEM Journey) is a whole-of-school programme introducing real world data and technology to subjects across the curriculum from Stage 3 onwards.
By taking the STEM Journey, teachers and their students will develop the practical skills to assess and draw conclusions based on real-world data and evidence and be able to apply those skills in novel situations.
Stages of the STEM Journey
The STEM Journey starts in the last years of primary school, and provides, amongst other things, continuity of Digital Technology learning over the abrupt change of teaching practice between primary and secondary education.
Students can customise existing code, or create new code, using the KookaSuite code editors. They can start with the KookaBlockly graphical code editor before moving to the KookaIDE text based MicroPython editor.
Evidential Skills Development
By taking the STEM Journey, students will develop the practical skills to assess and draw conclusions based on real-world evidence and be able to apply those skills in novel situations.
These analytical skills are essential pre-requisites for successful lives and careers in our knowledge-based society.
Delivery and Support Roadmap
Support along the STEM Journey
The AustSTEM Digital Learning Hub will be continually updated and augmented though the addition of Apps and Lesson plans submitted both by AustSTEM and third parties.
Additional online tutorials covering coding and other advanced features will be added as they are developed.