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“Dire” lack of interest in maths careers among Australian students
“Dire” lack of interest in maths careers among Australian students (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An Australian study into why students choose science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM) careers has revealed a “dire” lack of interest in careers focused on mathematics. Professor Kathryn Holmes of Western Sydney University’s School of Education was part of a study conducted at the ... Read More »

Young women gear up for FIRST Robotics Competition
Young women gear up for FIRST Robotics Competition (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Swinburne University has opened its state-of-the-art Factory of the Future to a team of young women set to compete in an international robotics competition. Comprised of 17 students from Melbourne high schools, the girls-only RoboCats spent six weeks at Swinburne’s Hawthorn campus ... Read More »

Stereotypes about ‘brilliance’ may set in for girls as early as age 6
Stereotypes about ‘brilliance’ may set in for girls as early as age 6 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

By the age of 6, girls become less likely than boys to associate brilliance with their own gender. This could have an immediate impact on their interest level in activities and may have long-term effects, such as whether women feel ... Read More »

Wage gap linked to high school subject choices
Wage gap linked to high school subject choices (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A University of Melbourne study of high school subject choices reveals that girls are less likely to choose science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subjects than boys, despite many girls testing better in these subjects. Women are under-represented in high-paying ... Read More »

Real classroom science
Real classroom science (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Thousands of budding scientists in high school classrooms across Australia could help solve real world problems, while also motivate them to embrace science. Professor David McKinnon, Director of the Edith Cowan Institute for Education Research, has researcher science education for ... Read More »

Compulsory maths and science only part of the solution
Compulsory maths and science only part of the solution (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The curriculum for secondary school science and mathematics must be made more relevant and interesting before it can be made compulsory, according to a Charles Sturt University (CSU) expert. Executive Dean of Education Professor Toni Downes believes the Government’s plan ... Read More »

Can “smartboards” make high school students smarter?
Can “smartboards” make high school students smarter? (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The age-old classroom biology experiment of dissecting a real frog can now be replaced with dissecting a virtual frog on an interactive whiteboard. But does this change to so-called “smartboard” technology in high schools lead to a positive impact on ... Read More »

Robotics at school
Robotics at school (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new partnership will now make it possible for primary and high school students to access NAO, the worlds most widely used humanoid robot for education and research. Swinburne University of Technology and The Brainary ®, a distributer of educational ... Read More »

Girls identify secret ingredient to keep Christmas trees alive
Girls identify secret ingredient to keep Christmas trees alive (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Sydney schoolgirls carrying out a research project with UNSW plant ecologists, Professor Angela Moles and Dr Julia Cooke, have identified a possible solution to the annual problem of Christmas trees turning brown and dying in the middle of the lounge ... Read More »

Building science bridges from school to university
Building science bridges from school to university (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Secondary school teacher Adam Wallace has spent three days of the past two months at Flinders to discover what the University’s scientists are up to, and will take his insights back to Unley High School for the benefit of his students. Mr ... Read More »

 
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