Defining STEM: how an acronym became a shopping list


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The generality of the umbrella term 'STEM' (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) as a synonym for a diverse group of skills and academic fields poses various problems in terms of workforce planning and targeted interventions. This webinar brings together a synthesis from National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) research investigating various educational and occupational concepts associated with STEM. 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...  [+] Show more

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

Keywords: Occupation

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2016

Physical description: webinar (54 min.)

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Also called: Defining science, technology, engineering and mathematics: how an acronym became a shopping list

Related items: TD/TNC 125.14; TD/TNC 125.13

Statement of responsibility: Presenters: Gitta Siekmann and Patrick Korbel; discussants: Greg Bassani and Andrew Reeson; chair: Michelle Circelli

This webinar was held on 29 November 2016.
The associated publication 'Measuring STEM in vocational education and training' is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 125.14.
The associated publication 'What is STEM?: the need for unpacking its definitions and applications' is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 125.13.

Resource type: Audiovisual

Document number: TD/TNC 126.418

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