Exploring a Trajectory of Learning for Digital Technologies within Integrated STEM

234 Queeneberry Street, Kwong Lee Dow Building, Level 2, Theatre Q227

Math and Science Education Research Seminar

Presented by: Dr Duncan Symons

As we move forward into what has become known as the fourth industrial revolution, no longer are traditional approaches to teaching that privilege rote learning of procedures and routines relevant to school age students. The development of a series of skills and understandings that I will describe as STEM Literacies are becoming increasingly fundamental. These STEM literacies include:

  • Scientific Literacy
  • Statistical Thinking
  • Algorithmic Thinking
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Problem Solving.

In this talk I will focus on the role of Algorithmic Thinking and a practical demonstration of how it can be developed across the Foundation to year 8 curriculum will be provided. The role of algorithmic thinking within integrated STEM and as a component of both the Digital Technologies and Mathematics curricula will be examined.