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Where does the future of maths and science lie in Australia?

The thoughts of writer and educationalist, Victoria Birch, and NSW Minister of Education, Adrian Piccoli. Writer and educationalist, Victoria Birch, explores the worrisome future of maths and science education in Australia, commenting on the 'diminishing pool of qualified graduates' in these subject areas.  In Australia we are faced with a cyclical dilemma whereby a shortage [...]

By |March 21st, 2014|1 Comment

Why Maths and Science Education Matters!

Why Maths and Science Education Matters! ~Victoria Birch~ In 2012, then Prime Minister Julia Gillard commissioned Australia’s Chief Scientist (Professor Ian Chubb) to compile a report on maths and science education. The paper underlined the critical importance of robust participation and performance.  A workforce with a substantial proportion educated in Mathematics, Engineering and Science is [...]

By |February 17th, 2014|1 Comment