STEM at Aitken Hill Primary School is a space where collaboration, innovation and creativity is explicitly taught through a variety of well-developed, problem-based inquiry models across Foundation to Year 6. It is a space where learner engagement is at its peak and learning is infused by four main Victorian Curriculum areas, including Digital Technologies, Design Technologies, Science and Critical and Creative Thinking capabilities.
Students work as self-directed, active investigators and problem-solvers in small collaborative groups. Teachers adopt the role as facilitators of learning, guiding the learning process and promoting an environment of inquiry. Some of the learning that students from Prep to 6 will experience in STEM are: