Issue 3
Tuesday, 07 May 2019
Charles Darwin University
Professor Greg Shaw (centre) with Indonesian STEM teachers in Darwin
Professor Greg Shaw (centre) with Indonesian STEM teachers in Darwin

Indonesian teachers probe STEM at CDU

By Danielle Lee-Ryder

CDU’s College of Education recently hosted 23 Indonesian teachers investigating STEM teaching methods and the application of digital resources.

The Indonesian Government sponsored the three-week professional development of more than 1000 teachers in 12 countries.

As part of the program, the educators visited Darwin High School, Darwin Middle School, Nightcliff and Nakara primary schools and attended workshops at Casuarina campus.

Dean of Education, Professor Greg Shaw said each school offered the visitors something different.

“There was a Year 8 robotic class, AutoCAD, 3D printing, Year 1 Maths, Year 3 problem solving; they were exposed to a wide range of classes over the three weeks,” Professor Shaw said.

One of the visiting educators, Any, said she was impressed with the level of interest from the Darwin primary and high school students and had gained more insight into pedagogy in STEM in the Australian school system.