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Teacher STEM capability sets that support the implementation of mathematics active STEM tasks


Holland-Twining, B and Geiger, V and Beswick, K and Fraser, S, Teacher STEM capability sets that support the implementation of mathematics active STEM tasks, Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 03-07 July 2022, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 274-281. (2022) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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In this paper we report on an aspect of a larger study and explore whether a framework for teacher STEM Capability Sets (SCS) enhanced teacher planning and the implementation of mathematics active STEM tasks. A case study approach was employed to understand how a classroom teacher used the digital resource, Gapminder, to teach a Year 5/6 cohort of students to interpret data as the basis for a STEM assessment. The research found that using the SCS as a guide, and emphasising mathematics in STEM learning and assessment, allowed the teacher to: reflect on existing STEM capabilities; observe the enhancement of other capabilities; and identify areas for future development.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:STEM, capability sets
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Primary education
UTAS Author:Beswick, K (Professor Kim Beswick)
UTAS Author:Fraser, S (Professor Sharon Fraser)
ID Code:153818
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2022-10-08
Last Modified:2022-11-01

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