Investigating STEM Education

Unit code: EDC1004 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Nicholson
Online Real Time


The aim of this unit is to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education. This unit focuses on developing your confidence, creativity and collaborative skills through hands on activities and problem-based approach. Throughout this unit you will be provided with opportunities to develop an understanding of the role of STEM in everyday life and familiarise yourself with the core ideas and practices that scientists, technologists, mathematicians, engineers and teachers use in creating knowledge about the world.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse and articulate the role of STEM in education and in everyday life;
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics concepts and the interconnectedness of these disciplines in STEM Education;
  3. Collaboratively plan and carry out investigations by applying scientific reasoning, evidence-based approaches and innovative practices;
  4. Reflect on their development as STEM educators and as life-long-learners.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Journal
Grade: 20%
Portfolio - Part A
Assessment type: Journal
Grade: 30%
Portfolio - Part B
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 30%
Group Presentation
Assessment type: Project
Grade: 20%
Develop STEM model STEM Invention

Required reading

Links to recommended readings and resources for this unit will be provided to students via the Learning Management System (VU Collaborate)

As part of a course

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