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Embedding STEM in Learning and Teaching


Project Description

In response to the identified shortage of future STEM professionals, particularly in regional locations, the overall aim of this research is to improve the STEM capacity of regional teachers, thereby potentially influencing the STEM skills of future generations. Specifically, this project aims to:

- investigate the impact of an intensive PD intervention undertaken with primary teachers on their self-efficacy and attitudes to 21st century skills;

- build on the research findings to design and develop strategies for effectively embedding STEM education into the classroom;

- use the evidence gained from the research to inform curriculum development within STEM specialisations of initial teacher education;

- identify how the intervention has impacted on students’ experiences.

How to Apply

Research Higher Degree candidates apply via iStart with an Expression of Interest which asks you to select your course and location, along with providing a brief description of your proposed research topic. Expression of Interest must be submitted by the prospective candidate.
Depending upon the outcome of your Expression of Interest, you may be invited to submit a full application for admission as a research higher degree candidate. The University reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant.

Application Deadlines

Our Research Higher Degree courses don’t have any deadlines as students can commences these courses at anytime.

Funding Notes

Funding is also provided by CQUniversity to support research higher degree student project costs, and to support national and international conference presentations. This includes:

For masters by research candidates:

- up to $4000 in Candidate Support Funds
- up to $3000 for Candidate Travel Support

For doctoral candidates:

- up to $6000 in Candidate Support Funds
- up to $4500 for Conference Travel Support

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