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A case study of a university-industry STEM partnership in regional Queensland

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posted on 13.10.2020, 00:00 by Linda PfeifferLinda Pfeiffer, Kathryn TaboneKathryn Tabone
This chapter looks at how the partnership between the Gladstone Marina campus of CQUniversity and Australia Pacific LNG developed, focusing on the elements that made this partnership successful. It details the three critical aspects of a productive partnership – building capacity, shared visions and sustainability – and provides examples of how these have developed over time through the STEM Central Project. The learnings from our project can assist educators and schools in developing successful and mutually beneficial partnerships with industry to promote STEM engagement and learning. Before unpacking these three aspects, the chapter presents relevant literature; the context in which the project took place, including background about the city of Gladstone; and an overview of the industry partner, Australia Pacifc LNG. The chapter then concludes by identifying how these three key success factors may assist teachers, schools, leaders, industry, education institutions and universities to make decisions about genuine partnerships and projects in STEM education.

History

Editor

Fitzgerald A; Haeusler C; Pfeiffer LG

Parent Title

STEM education in primary classrooms: Unravelling contemporary approaches in Australia and New Zealand

Start Page

61

End Page

78

Number of Pages

18

ISBN-10

0367229358

ISBN-13

9780367229351

Publisher

Routledge

Place of Publication

Abingdon, UK

Open Access

No

Author Research Institute

Centre for Regional Advancement of Learning, Equity, Access and Participation (LEAP)

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

11