Monday, June 20, 2016

Coordinated STEM and Innovation Education Strategy Needed

The Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) have released an 82 page report "Australia’s economic future: an agenda for growth". The report recommends "... all students have familiarity and competency with ICT as a very significant portion of the Australian population lack these basic skills.", also "To improve Australia’s innovative capacity, the government should give greater weight to translation activities in funding universities ...". To do that, I suggest Australia needs to first train its teachers in digital technology, so they can teach the students (this can be done online*). It would also be worthwhile making entrepreneurship as part of the curricula generally for universities. To that end I have proposed an on-line innovation course.

* See also "Proposal for Distance Education in Technology and Entrepreneurship to Train Teachers ...'".

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