The best thing Min. Birmingham could do to improve student STEM enrolments would be to give back the $1.9 billion he ripped from public school funding. The figures show that would have the biggest impact on student STEM results.
"Teachers were overwhelmed and their stress levels skyrocketed. Data about student outcomes is useful, but it should be kept in the classroom. It should not be about clicking thousands of boxes. Data needs to help us inform teaching decisions, not determine them." Correna Haythorpe
This is a reminder of the dependencies involved in the move to such things as ‘personalised Learning’. Whether it be clear progressions or concensus, much of these decisions undermine any notion of agency and again focus on ‘learnification‘.
I had a letter to the editor published in the AEU News, Vol 21, Issue 4, June 2014.