‘Food Fibre - the original STEM’
The teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) is the focus of educational policy at present and seen as the key to Australia s future economic prosperity. The Conference will include stand out national and international keynote speakers, workshops, lightning presentations, a trade area and networking events. These all combine to provide delegates with a deep understanding of what’s working and why, as well as a large dose of inspiration and networking.
The NMC is an Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) initiative designed to allow young people to engage with the Merino industry by developing their knowledge, skills and networks, and involves presentations and demonstrations from industry professionals. Students participate in seven ‘mini-challenges’ over two days, testing their knowledge of Merino fleece, production, breeding and selection.
The Challenge has two sections – late secondary and tertiary – and is open to years 11 and 12 and tertiary students, Australia-wide. The tertiary sector includes university students and those studying through TAFE or another RTO.
Agricultural Education Symposium: Growing the Future
Themes Papers and poster sessions will be aligned to the themes listed below:
Developing curriculum for teaching precision agriculture (and big data management on farm).
Work integrated learning Inquiry-oriented approaches for interdisciplinary learning
Achieving graduate outcomes using blended and online learning in agriculture and related disciplines
Co-creation of assessment and curriculum with agriculture students and industry
Any other agricultural education matters
The Symposium will also have a panel discussion with students and industry to explore what agricultural education should look like in the future. The Tertiary Agricultural Educator of the Year 2018 will be presented at the Symposium Dinner.