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Schools of the future

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Highlights

Success in a changing world requires students to have the skills to participate in a knowledge-based economy. That’s why we are focusing on engaging young Queenslanders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). A building block to this future is the literacy of coding which has become the new literacy and a ‘must have’ for every student.

Key highlights to be progressed include:

  • fast-tracking the Digital Technologies curriculum including coding and robotics
  • establishing STEM virtual academies, including a specialist coding academy
  • incubating the next generation of IT entrepreneurs.

To learn more about our exciting initiatives, view the Advancing education action plan (PDF, 2.2MB).

To learn more about the state schools' STEM strategy, view the STEM animation and supporting plan (PDF, 660KB).

To learn more about coding and robotics, view the #codingcounts animation and supporting plan (PDF, 579KB).

Ideas into action

We have already begun putting some of these ideas into action...

Students with a robot Students engaged in STEM

A new STEM2 Travelling Lab, developed by Murrumba State Secondary College, will support improved outcomes in science, technology, engineering and mathematics for students across multiple schools. The college has an existing engineering excellence program which is being scaled up to share with other schools.

The lab offers students the opportunity to further their skills and understanding beyond the core curriculum in current, real world simulated environments. As the name suggests, the lab is designed to travel, enabling the school to share its resources, expertise and best teaching practice with other schools and to provide STEM opportunities for a greater number of students.

To learn more about what is happening in coding and robotics in schools, view our  #codingcounts page.

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Last updated 17 May 2019