Monday 5 August 2019

Presenter Information

Caja Gilbert, CSIRO

Start Date

5-8-2019 3:30 PM

End Date

5-8-2019 4:00 PM

Subjects

STEM education, Science teaching, Aboriginal students, Indigenous knowledge, Torres Strait Islander students, Middle years, Program evaluation

Abstract

The Indigenous STEM Education Project, funded by BHP Billiton and implemented by CSIRO, aims to increase participation and achievement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and career pathways. It consists of six programs that cater to the diversity of students as they progress through primary, secondary and tertiary education and into employment. One of these programs is I2S2 (Inquiry for Indigenous Science Students). I2S2 is an inquiry-based science program for Years 5 to 9 that has involved over 7600 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and 1154 teachers since 2016. It aims to engage students in STEM by using a strategy centred on the combination of knowledges, multimodal learning and alternative assessment techniques. This presentation reports on an evaluation of the 12S2 program.

Place of Publication

Melbourne, Australia

Publisher

Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

ISBN

9781742865546

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Aug 5th, 3:30 PM Aug 5th, 4:00 PM

Evaluating I2S2: An inquiry-based Indigenous science program for Years 5 to 9

The Indigenous STEM Education Project, funded by BHP Billiton and implemented by CSIRO, aims to increase participation and achievement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and career pathways. It consists of six programs that cater to the diversity of students as they progress through primary, secondary and tertiary education and into employment. One of these programs is I2S2 (Inquiry for Indigenous Science Students). I2S2 is an inquiry-based science program for Years 5 to 9 that has involved over 7600 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and 1154 teachers since 2016. It aims to engage students in STEM by using a strategy centred on the combination of knowledges, multimodal learning and alternative assessment techniques. This presentation reports on an evaluation of the 12S2 program.