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Out-of-field maths teaching by the numbers

Just how many students are learning maths from those teaching out of field? More than three quarters in years 7 to 10, if data released by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) is to go by. Co-author and AMSI director Professor Geoff ...

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What it takes to make girls scientists

Growing up, Josie*, 32, dreamed of being a marine biologist. Always a water baby, she learned to swim at 18 months of age. After that, it was hard to get her out of the water. Dolphins were her favourite animal. ...

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Expert suggests school STEM push has failed

Is there a crisis in Australian science and mathematics education? UNE and QUT academics posed this question in 2014, in their 45-page thesis, The Continuing Decline Of Science And Mathematics Enrolments In Australian High Schools. They definitively answered 'yes'. Three years ...

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