Course Title: STEM Education in Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: STEM Education in Practice

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr Grant Cooper

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7851

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 220.4.8

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

TCHE2594 Introduction to STEM Education 

Course Description

This course builds on the concepts introduced in Introduction to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education. ­You will critically examine new and emerging approaches to engaging students in STEM education, investigate selected STEM topics in depth and identify the key ideas appropriate to the curriculum. You will design STEM experiences using inquiry-based approaches and learner-centred pedagogies. There will be a strong practical element to this course as you will demonstrate your learning in a school-based setting.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Analyse and evaluate concepts and contemporary issues in STEM education, contexts and systems
  2. Design effective STEM learning and teaching resources based on the major theoretical and professional debates in STEM education
  3. Apply STEM education learning and teaching in a school-based setting

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course will involve a range of activities including online lectures, workshops, practical activities, individual tasks, collaborative group work, discussion and individual reflection. It will also involve teaching STEM education in a setting external to the university.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the learning outcomes of the course.

Assessment Task 1: STEM education professional learning group presentation, 30% CLO1     Assessment Task 2: STEM education resource portfolio, 30% CLO2     Assessment Task 3: RMIT/BPS STEM immersion reflection, 40% CLO1, 3

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment