Policy Insights is a publication of ACER's Centre for Education Policy and Practice. It promotes the interconnection between research, policy and practice, and examines ways in which research can be informed by a thorough understanding of the perspectives of policy makers and practitioners.
Australian STEM education seems caught in a whirlpool of problems that are contributing to one another. Student engagement and performance in STEM are declining, but we do not have the supply of qualified teachers we need to improve learning. The STEM curriculum is unbalanced and...