STEM inquiry: co-constructed environments for curious minds


Price $45
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National Quality Standard
QA1Educational program and practice
QA5Relationships with children
QA6Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
1Know students and how they learn
2Know the content and how to teach it


Little Scientists Australia
Little Scientists provides professional development workshops in STEM topics to early childhood educators and teachers, aiming to promote their confidence in recognising STEM learning opportunities and implementing playful, inquiry-based experiences in children’s daily lives. The workshops include topics such as acoustics, water, computer science, and the human body, where educational concepts such as co-construction, language...
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Inviting early childhood educators and teachers to engage in inquiry-based, child-led STEM practices, this module discusses common notions of STEM and unfolds what STEM in the early years looks like. It will help educators become aware of everyday learning opportunities relevant to children’s lives and develop a basic understanding of co-constructed environments, the principles of inquiry-based learning and the concept of metacognition.

Duration: 1 hour

The module also outlines the importance of STEM inquiry in the development of vital life skills for the 21st century, and presents links to the Early Years Learning Framework.

This module is also available within an ECA Learning Hub Annual Subscription.

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Completing STEM inquiry will contribute 1 hour of PD addressing standards 2.1.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.