The QSITE Advocacy Committee has recently conducted an online survey to gather feedback from QSITE Members regarding the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Discussion paper released by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education, Training and the Arts. There has also been a meeting of committee members with a representative of DETA to outline our position in terms of the nature of our response.
Our thanks to all that took the time to respond to the survey.
The Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education (QSITE) is the peak state teacher professional association in Queensland supporting teachers’ use of information and communication technologies in the education.
The QSITE response does not offer answers to all questions in the discussion paper. Rather, it refers to those aspects relating to information technology (IT) and/or information and communication technology (ICT). A multiple acronym IT/ICT has been adopted in this response to cover reference in the discussion paper to these technologies.
The response is organised in four sections: QSITE’s role in STEM education; Defining IT/ICT in terms of current and preferred future practice; Issues; and, Priorities. It has been prepared for QSITE by its newly formed Advocacy Group and is based on the findings of a specially-designed online survey of QSITE members.