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STEM: Minister Birmingham addresses ACER Conference

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

On Monday 8 August, the Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham, opened the annual ACER Research Conference in Brisbane. The theme for this year’s conference was Improving STEM Learning: What will it take?

The Minister spoke of the need to respond to the changing economic and technology landscape and modernise the way we prepare young Australians for their future. This, he said, will require governments, researchers, educators, industry and parents working together and “having a shared responsibility for ensuring that following generations have the necessary skills for success”.

The Minister also cited the need for coherent policy across all sectors, from early childhood, through to primary and secondary school, vocational education and university education. The National Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) School Education Strategy 2016-2026 is an essential platform for achieving this. READ MORE

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