Australia’s deteriorating STEM standing – Some schools fight back

We CAN do something about our deteriorating STEM standing.

The latest TIMSS global evaluation of Science & Maths proficiency shows Australia is slipping further.

Australia’s deteriorating STEM standing – Some schools fight backBut some schools have started a concerted effort to improve our STEM literacy. See Mitcham Primary below:
(http://www.theage.com.au/national/eight-students-in-every-class-have-no-idea-what-is-going-on-why-we-cant-solve-our-maths-problem-20161129-gt04fv.html)

TIMSS (Trends in Int’l Maths & Science), sponsored by the World Bank, UNDP & US Dept of Education, is conducted every 4 years across 630,000 students in some 60 countries. It measures Maths & Science proficiency at Years 4 & 8. Singapore consistently ranks top worldwide since TIMSS’ inception in 1995.
Australia’s deteriorating STEM standing – Some schools fight backWe can arrest this decline, and even forge ahead, if we address this in the early school years, as they do in Singapore.

A separate 2015 OECD report shows the link between education & economic growth. It argues that the standard of education is a “powerful predictor of the wealth that countries will produce in the long run”. The top performer, Singapore, also ranks among the highest in the world for GDP per capita (http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32608772).

Explore our award-winning STEM toys and Singapore Workbooks (used by several GAT programs) at: http://www.thebalancedchild.com.au/

Call Now
0

Your Cart