National Quality Standard
|QA1||Educational program and practice|
|QA5||Relationships with children|
|QA6||Collaborative partnerships with families and communities|
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
|1||Know students and how they learn|
|2||Know the content and how to teach it|
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.