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STEAM skills in schools putting Tasmanian students ahead of the curve


MacDonald, AJ, STEAM skills in schools putting Tasmanian students ahead of the curve, The Examiner, Fairfax Regional Media, Australia, 15 March 2018 (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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An increasing focus on STEAM subjects in schools mean Tasmanian students could rank highly against their international peers when the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) starts testing for creative thinking in 2021. The state’s focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics meant Tasmanian students are leading the way, University of Tasmania arts education lecturer Dr Abbey MacDonald said. Dr MacDonald recently travelled to Canberra to join discussions around the need for a greater focus on the arts in school curriculum, and presented information to national arts educators on Tasmania’s STEAM programs. She said "eyes lit up" during her presentations with national educators surprised by Tasmania’s forward thinking.

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Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:STEAM, professional learning partnerships, arts, STEM
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:MacDonald, AJ (Dr Abbey MacDonald)
ID Code:124865
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2018-03-15
Last Modified:2018-03-15

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