Step Up is a project that seeks to transform the nature and delivery of mathematics and science pre-service secondary teacher education in Queensland.
The project is led by Queensland University of Technology in partnership with the Australian Catholic University, Griffith University, James Cook University and The University of Queensland. Step Up is supported by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.
This is part of a bold initiative by the Chief Scientist to try to make a serious and significant change to the way in which science and mathematics are being taught. Science and mathematics should be taught far more like they are practised. Doing more of the same is not going to be good enough.
Professor John Rice, Executive Director of the Australian Council of Deans of Science (ACDS), June 2014.