And the disciplines that underpin STEM would be strong and taught with inspiration by teachers who are supported to keep abreast of their field

Australia's Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb AC, National Press Club address, July 31, 2013

ReMSTEP Conference 2016

Melbourne - 7 November Learn more

Stem cell teaching sequence

Master of Teaching students at Deakin University have produced stem cell teaching sequences for VCE Biology in collaboration with a stem cell scientist and education academic.

Maths videos

The Maths Learning Centre and the Science Education Research Group at Monash University have collaborated to produce a series of short videos for pre-service and in-service maths teachers which aim to improve Mathematics content knowledge and pedagogical skills in maths teachers, both in and out of field.

Reconceptualising Maths and Science Teacher Education Programs (ReMSTEP), responds to the need for improved competence and confidence in the teaching of science and maths, as a pre-service focus, across the Australian Curriculum.

Funded by the Office for Learning and Teaching, ReMSTEP is a three year collaborative project led by the University of Melbourne in association with Deakin, La Trobe and Monash universities.

ReMSTEPs project activities are centred around developing new teacher education practices that align contemporary approaches to STEM with engaging teaching and learning.

Core to ReMSTEP initiatives is the introduction of new science and maths course electives and / or student learning pathways. Equally important is the building of collaborative relationships across faculties, universities and specialist science and maths centres.

These partnerships will drive major improvements in the quality of mathematics and science learning and teaching by creating programs where undergraduate STEM students and pre-service teachers work collaboratively across faculties and specialist centres to create new materials, units of study and expertise in inquiry-based classroom practices.

ReMSTEP is funded by the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) over three years (2014-2016) and is part of the wider OLT Program: Enhancing the Training of Mathematics and Science Teachers (ETMST).

Learn more about the project

Department of Education and Training

Supported by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training

The University of Melbourne
Monash University
Latrobe University
Deakin University

Success through seven innovations

  1. Innovation 1: Contemporary science and mathematics integrated in initial teacher education (ITE) units of study.
  2. Innovation 2: Undergraduate maths and science students engaging with schools.
  3. Innovation 3: Maths and Science teaching specialisations within ITE primary programs.
  4. Innovation 4: Specialist science and technology centre collaborations.
  5. Innovation 5: Opportunities for students to interact with scientists in world-class research environments.
  6. Innovation 6: Building on existing ITE candidate expertise in mathematics and science.
  7. Innovation 7: Building a recruitment pipeline of high potential maths and science teachers.


  1. Research report - Schools Workforce 2012, Chapter 4: Addressing imbalances in teacher supply and demand". Productivity Commission. Retrieved 3 March 2014.

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