The policy pitch: STEM for all

Experts explore the issues at play when it comes to science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in Australia.

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Date
19 May 2015, 6:00pm7:15pm
Cost
Free
Bookings
Location Village Roadshow Theatrette
via Entry 3, La Trobe Street
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Australia’s future productivity depends on our strength in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, but these subjects have long been declining in popularity with students. And for those who pursue ‘STEM’ disciplines, there are often more university graduates than jobs available.

In this panel discussion, a group of experts explores the issues and contradictions at play when it comes to ‘STEM’ disciplines in Australian education.

Grattan Institute School Education Program Director, Dr Peter Goss will host the panel, which includes Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor, Ian Chubb; Head of Research and Advocacy at the Smith Family, Anne Hampshire; and Professor of Mathematics Education in the School of Education at RMIT, Dianne Siemon.

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About The policy pitch

In this engaging seminar series a panel of experts and thinkers tackle some of the most important problems facing Australia, from cultural hot-button topics to pressing social concerns. Join us for lively, intelligent and thoughtful debate on subjects that impact us all. The policy pitch is a joint initiative of State Library Victoria and Grattan Institute, an independent think tank dedicated to developing high-quality public policy for Australia’s future.