Science Technology Engineering Mathematics and Environmental Education Research Group

Re-imagining futures in STEME

Enriching mathematics and science learning: An interdisciplinary approach

This ARC funded international, longitudinal project aims to investigate the effectiveness of an innovative interdisciplinary learning approach in mathematics and science. Through collaborating primary schools in Australia and the United States of America (USA), it is investigating how students’ invention and transformation of representational systems can connect to support deeper reasoning and learning. The project will form the bases for new curricular designs that leverage students’ representational practices across science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to promote more robust and generative knowledge. The project (DP180102333) runs from 2018-2020.

Team members: Russell Tytler, Vaughan Prain, Peta White, Lihua Xu (Deakin), Richard Lehrer and Leona Schauble (Vanderbilt University), Joanne Mulligan (Macquarie University).

Chris Nielsen (PhD studies), Melinda Kirk, Chris Speldewinde

The project website contains description of preliminary findings, publications, and activity sequences.