Science Technology Engineering Mathematics and Environmental Education Research Group
Re-imagining futures in STEME
Re-imagining futures in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Education
The Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Environmental Education (STEME) research group operates within a strong and vibrant educational research culture at Deakin, aligned with the Centre for Research for Educational Impact (REDI). Education at Deakin is ranked 5th in Australia and 30th in the world (QS Index).
Our research is intensely practice-focused, engaging with teachers, school and education systems to improve teacher learning and practice, student engagement and capability, and to find solutions for system enhancement.
STEME researchers have been singularly productive with government and industry funding and with Australian Research Council (ARC) grants, and have a history of influence on STEM curriculum and policy at state, national and international levels.
We have a range of innovative professional learning programs for teachers, and an active program at the doctorate and masters level.
Recent STEME Group Journal Articles
Prain, V., Emery, S., Thomas, D., Lovejoy, V., Farrelly, C., Baxter, L., Blake, D., Deed, C., Edwards, M., Fingland, D., Mooney, A., Muir, T., Swabey, K., Tytler, R., Workman, E., & Zitzlaff, T. (2021). Team Teaching in Large Spaces: Three Case Studies Framed by Relational Agency. Teaching Education. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10476210.2020.1868423
The mathematics in STEM is too often ignored or trivialised. We describe how
mathematics can be embedded into three STEM activities, ensuring that the mathematics
is not marginalised.
Herbert, Sandra, & Cripps Clark, John. (2020). Putting the M back into STEM: Lessons from STEM professional development. Australasian Mathematics Education Journal, 2(4), 11-17.
Contact UsIf you are interested in contacting us please do. The following people may be the best contacts (email linked to their name). You can also find contact details for all staff in the staff profile pages. Chair in Science Education – Professor Russell Tytler
Science, Technology and Environmental Education Teaching and Research GroupCoordinator – Dr. Seamus Delaney
Mathematics Education Teaching and Research GroupCoordinator – Dr. Jill Brown
Website management – Dr. Peta White