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STEM education, Science teaching, Mathematics teaching, Engineering education, Coding, Computer science education, Teaching effectiveness, Student engagement, Primary education


From concept to classroom is a publication of the Centre for Education Policy and Practice


This translational research project from the Centre for Education Policy and Practice sought evidence-based practical applications, programs or interventions that can be implemented in the primary classroom to address STEM learning. A literature search for STEM education interventions in primary years was undertaken in order to identify integrated STEM programs that have had a proven impact on student outcomes. This paper outlines the scope and methodology of the review. It then considers the findings in terms of four key themes and translates them into short messages for teachers. The recent literature on STEM education was found to centre around four major themes: teacher capacity, integration of STEM disciplines, active learning and student engagement and participation. A small set of STEM education programs and frameworks are also presented.

Place of Publication

Camberwell, Vic.


Australian Council for Educational Research