An online resource to inspire learning and reflection on teaching : the potential of the SER
This paper will outline a new STEM Education Resource (SER) which was initially targeted for use with year 9 and 10 students. The SER aims to ‘inspire’ learning by developing students’ independence and their capacity to plan and conduct real life investigations. The challenge is to ensure that there is adequate focus on ‘M’ in a STEM investigation and this is going to be evidenced through students’ analysis, interpretation and presentation of evidence to support conclusions. The design of the resource can prompt teachers to consider ways to develop the investigative skills of their students, thus there is the potential to ‘inspire’ teachers to reflect on their teaching through use of the resource.