Established in 2014, the STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy offers knowledge, skills, resources, and support to enable teachers to make real change in their classroom teaching of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects. The program is the first of its kind in Australia and is helping build the nation’s STEM capability by inspiring teachers through enrichment-focused professional development.
In summary, teachers tend to report significant changes in beliefs and practices although observations in schools would provide additional evidence. Overall, the student data tends to show limited change in attitudes although individual school data reveals far greater diversity. For some schools, students’ attitudes towards the STEM subjects change significantly.