An Integrated STEM Framework

Development process for secondary education

An Integrated STEM Framework – development process for secondary education

STEM education caters for all students. Teachers move through the framework by:

  • knowing their students, their needs and interests, STEM education caters for all students
  • evaluating current teaching and learning sequences, developing an integrated sequence for the STEM project
  • choosing the connecting concepts, ideas or theme and mapping to an appropriate STEM context
  • designing the common student task and various assessment checkpoints for students to demonstrate learning
  • targeting syllabus outcomes, highlighting skills students will require to be successful with the project work
  • planning assessment of the common student task with explicit quality criteria and success checklists
  • planning teaching and learning strategies, sequences for explicit teaching of certain skills required for the project
  • evaluating and modifying

Further reading: STEM Integration: Teacher Perceptions and Practice, Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER)