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Generation Z study: unease about work and education

They’re probably one of the most technologically adept generations ever but Zers are still concerned about their future work lives and whether education is giving them the right grounding to thrive in a future career.
   To wit; 92% are concerned about starting work and only half (56%) rank their education as good or excellent at preparing them for their future.
   However, most are excited about the prospect of working in a high-tech field and most see a future working with technology, 73% want to work with cutting edge technology and 83% say that the type of technology offered by a company would be a deciding factor in choosing between similar job opportunities.
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27 Nov 2018 | National
Generation Z study: unease about work and education News Image

They’re probably one of the most technologically adept generations ever but Zers are still concerned about their future work lives and whether education is giving them the right grounding to thrive in a future career.
   To wit; 92% are concerned about starting work and only half (56%) rank their education as good or excellent at preparing them for their future.
   However, most are excited about the prospect of working in a high-tech field and most see a future working with technology, 73% want to work with cutting edge technology and 83% say that the type of technology offered by a company would be a deciding factor in choosing between similar job opportunities.
Read More

12 Jun 2018 | International
Physics makes your brain work differently News Image

Here's another reason to love physics; solving physics problems lights up parts of the brain associated with attention, working memory and problem solving. Research also suggests that physics is an imaginative process. Read More

12 Jun 2018 | Melbourne
School days in the garden of STEAM News Image

If you want an immersive STE(A)M experience the STEM garden at Quantum Victoria is a very literal example. Quantum Victoria is a Centre of Excellence and Innovation devoted to STEM and is co-located with Charles La Trobe P–12 College. Read More

12 Jun 2018 | International
Music making hits the cloud News Image

Music has always embraced technology and Soundtrap is the next iteration of the recording studio, it takes sound recording into the cloud which makes creating, sharing and collaborating on musical projects a matter of swiping your device. Read More

12 Jun 2018 | Queensland
Project STEAM at St Hilda’s News Image

St Hilda’s School on the Gold Coast has always emphasised the sciences and mathematics and the girls’ school is also big on music and the arts so they’ve been doing STEAM for a while, long before it became STEAM. Read More

12 Jun 2018 | International
STEAM clubs need structure News Image

STEAM clubs have been popping up everywhere and that’s a good thing as they bring young people together who have in interest in STEAM and want to explore the subjects in innovative ways outside the school curriculum. Read More

27 Apr 2018 | National
#PrimarySTEMChat News Image

A huge part of being a good STEAM-powered teacher is staying connected. PLNs (Personal Learning Networks) on Twitter are a fantastic way to link up with like minded teachers. Read More

27 Apr 2018 | National
New STEAM lessons for primary classes News Image

Add an ‘A’ for arts to science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) with Cool Australia’s brand-new package of primary lessons STEAM Made Simple, there are six lessons to help students develop their creativity. Read More

26 Apr 2018
Nepotism – How much does STEAM affect teachers’ lives? News Image

In general, if you grow up with teachers, you either become a teacher or run like hell from the profession. I know a LOT of teachers. Mum, until recently, taught at a primary school. Dad (before he died) worked his way up to principal... Read More

26 Apr 2018
Practical applications in STEAM – Maths News Image

The problem I’ve always had with Mathematics as a subject is that is the most often looked at as an “open to page 23, do every odd exercise. Test on Monday” subject. Read More

26 Apr 2018
Want to take 3D printing to the next level? News Image

The Brainary has teamed up with the world leading Australian 3D printer company, ME3D, to bring together Robotics and 3D printing. The idea is that the two can be used together so students can create their own robot from scratch. Read More

26 Apr 2018 | National
Twits: Rachael Lehr and Fiona Hudson News Image

This issue, I wanted to do a joint Twits, because these two work as a pair, organising a very popular weekly hashtag called #PrimarySTEMChat. Every week, they present a number of questions to teachers involved in the chat. Read More

11 Mar 2018 | Melbourne
Issue 5 – Editorial News Image

Five issues in and the world is already changing. Education Minister Simon Birmingham says that the government will consider bringing former tradies and nurses into teaching with changes to the registration process. Read More