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The PwC 21st Century Minds Accelerator Program Commences!

Written by Ben Newsome on March 3rd, 2016.      0 comments

This year PwC (formerly Price Waterhouse Coopers) launched a large STEM initiative aimed at "unearthing, growing and scaling Australia’s best STEM education initiatives focused on building Australia’s pipeline of innovators and problem solvers".

As part of this, Fizzics has been selected to work with some of the best eduaton & business minds in the country to establish our science clubs across the country. So... what does this all mean?

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21st Century Minds Accelerator Program

PwC is aiming high for STEM 
Teaching Topics: edchat, outreach, ozscied , scicomm, STEM, teaching

Preserving student STEM engagement throughout K - 12.

Written by Ben Newsome on November 2nd, 2015.      0 comments

Because we visit the entire K to 12 learning spectrum we can quickly get a snapshot of the disparity between primary and high school classes; we might see excited students in a Year 7 science classroom and then see students at the same school in Year 9 utterly bored despite a teacher’s best efforts.  

Yet if you visit the primary schools in the surrounding district you’ll find students in Year 6 very eager to try science, stating that they “can’t wait to get to high school”... so why do some of these student’s lose interest when they finally get to that high school?

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mad scientist

Does the mad scientist image hurt  science classes?


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