ETMST Programme

In July 2013, the Australian Government Department of Education and Training invested $12 million over three and a half years, across five projects and 25 Universities, to “support new pre-service programmes in which faculties, schools or departments of science, mathematics and education collaborate on course design and delivery, combining content and pedagogy so that science and mathematics ¬†are taught as dynamic, forward looking and collaborative human endeavours.”

 

In addition to Step Up, the Enhancing the Training of Mathematics and Science Teachers (ETMST) programme funded:

 

These projects address different combinations of the nine ETMST programme priorities. However, all projects were required to address priorities one and three as underpinnings for their overall approach:

Priority 1 – Collaboration between faculties, schools or departments of science, mathematics and education which will produce teachers who have a contemporary and dynamic view of science that can inspire students.

Priority 3 – Curriculum arrangements that give pre-service teachers of science and mathematics a new vision of how mathematical and scientific content, thinking and pedagogy can work together.