STEM Education in the Junior Secondary

The State of Play

  • Robyn Jorgensen
  • Kevin Larkin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Kevin Larkin, Robyn Jorgensen
    Pages 1-3
  3. Robyn Jorgensen, Kevin Larkin
    Pages 5-14
  4. Arthur B. Powell, Muteb M. Alqahtani, Balvir Singh
    Pages 37-56
  5. Peter Hubber, Russell Tytler, Gail Chittleborough
    Pages 57-89
  6. Léonie Rennie, Grady Venville, John Wallace
    Pages 91-109
  7. Russell Tytler, David Symington, Gaye Williams, Peta White
    Pages 249-272
  8. Mark Wolfmeyer, John Lupinacci, Nataly Chesky
    Pages 273-294

About this book


This book brings together a collection of internationally renowned authors in the STEM field to share innovations in the teaching of STEM. It focuses on the junior secondary years of education (students aged 11-15), since this is the age range in which students choose whether or not to formally opt out of STEM education. It is here that the book makes a significant contribution to the field by integrating the STEM area and focusing on the junior years of schooling.

While developing this book, the editors drew on two main premises: Firstly, STEM is seen as the integrated study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a coherent learning paradigm that is based on real-world applications. Secondly, it is important to integrate digital technologies into STEM education beyond the superficial use of ICTs seen in many schools.

The book also addresses the challenges within STEM education – many of which are long-standing. To this end, it includes chapters o

n marginalised and diverse communities, ensuring that a broad range of perspectives on STEM education is included.


Mathematics education science education STEM education digital technologies STEM pedagogy STEM innovation junior secondary middle years education inclusive education middle school education engineering education technology education

Editors and affiliations

  • Robyn Jorgensen
    • 1
  • Kevin Larkin
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CanberraBruceAustralia
  2. 2.School of EPSGriffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia

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