Measuring STEM in vocational education and training

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Author: Korbel, Patrick

Abstract:

The concept of 'STEM' (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) has influenced many education and workforce strategies and policies. Generally, the focus has been on how the school and university sectors can help equip the workforce with the STEM-related skills and knowledge considered necessary for the changing economy. This paper explores ways to measure how the vocational education and training (VET) sector is contributing to the development of STEM-related skills. Better measurement of STEM in VET can help to identify supply and demand for education and training, assess (and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning; Employment; Vocational education and training; Research; Statistics; Participation; Qualifications

Keywords: Skill development; Enrolment; Occupation; Literature review

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2016

Physical description: 13 p. (research summary) + 56 p. (support document 1) + 12 p. (support document 2)

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https://www.ncver.edu.au/publications/publications/all-publications/measuring-stem-in-vocational-education-and-training

Also called: Measuring science, technology, engineering and mathematics in vocational education and training; Defining 'STEM' skills: review and synthesis of the literature [support document 1]; Defining 'science, technology, engineering and mathematics' skills: review and synthesis of the literature [support document 1]; Identifying STEM occupations: national and international approaches [support document 2]; Identifying science, technology, engineering and mathematics occupations: national and international approaches [support document 2]

Related items: TD/TNC 125.13

ISBN: 9781925173659

Notes:
The related publication 'What is STEM?: the need for unpacking its definitions and applications' is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 125.13.

Resource type: Report

Rights: With the exception of cover design, artwork, photographs all logos and any material protected by a trade mark and where otherwise noted all material presented in this document is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence. To view a copy of the licence visit: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/

Call number: TD/TNC 125.14

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