Water Literacy and Education Network

Water Education



Australian Water Association's Australian Curriculum Project
This project was undertaken from 2013-15 by the Water Education Network (now WERN) to promote student and teacher understanding on key water topics and issues under the subjects of Science, Geography and History in the national Australian Curriculum.
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Inspiring all Australians in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
The Australian Government is investing $48 million over four years to help children, families and the whole community to understand the importance of science and the part they can play in Australia’s future. This investment will support Australian students to participate in STEM related events and competitions, recognise the efforts of early to mid-career STEM professionals, and encourage community engagement through funding.
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Opinion: How we can spread the STEM message in schools
Dr Alan Finkel, Australia's Chief Scientist, wrote an article in the Australian Financial Review on 23 April 2018 on spreading the STEM message in schools, and the work of the STEM Partnerships Forum. " A substantial minority should leave Year 12 equipped with the fundamentals to pursue a STEM degree, to be the technology makers and shapers who position our companies to compete… Any future-minded business that looks at Australia should see a nation proud of its excellence in STEM. And to get there, we’ve got to put education first," he said.
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Embracing the digital age
The Australian Government is providing a $51 million package over four years to ensure the next generation of students have the skills needed for the workforce of the future. Leveraging off the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies, these initiatives will give both students and teachers access to the tools they need to enhance their digital literacy and to develop a workforce equipped to take advantage of Australia’s future opportunities.
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