Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA)

The Policy and Practice(s) of Engagement in the Early Years

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Abstract

The Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) pilot was a year-long investigation involving 300 educators and 4 500 four-year old children in one hundred learning centres across Australia. This paper reports on a pedagogical and design framework that was constructed to promote children’s STEM engagement across digital and non-digital learning environments. This paper describes this process in terms of a heuristic; since the educators in the study became part of the design team as they modified and adapted the activities developed by our team. The heuristic helped the educators modify and adapt the learning experiences to
accommodate the diverse cultural and social needs of the students.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematics Education Research: Impacting Practice (Proceedings of the 42nd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
EditorsGregory Hine, Susan Blackley, Audrey Cooke
Place of PublicationAdelaide, Australia
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Pages73-76
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event42nd MERGA Conference 2019: Mathematics Education Research: Impacting Practice - Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Duration: 30 Jun 20194 Jul 2019
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Conference42nd MERGA Conference 2019
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period30/06/194/07/19
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LOWRIE, T., & LOGAN, T. (2019). Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA): The Policy and Practice(s) of Engagement in the Early Years. In G. Hine, S. Blackley, & A. Cooke (Eds.), Mathematics Education Research: Impacting Practice (Proceedings of the 42nd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia): Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (pp. 73-76). Adelaide, Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.