What STEM means to me

Katrina Holewa
Physics Chemistry teacher
Noosa State High School

Katrina talks about how she sees STEM as a way of thinking, definitely with elements of science, technology, engineering and maths but not confined to these four disciplines. It is about defining problems and creating solutions, learning something new but then extending and combining new knowledge in new ways.

She says the more she lets students truly consider designing solutions for problems, the more she realises that the students can use science, technology, engineering or maths (or any combination of those) as a starting point, but it is applying knowledge to solve problems that opens up true learning.