Chief Scientist&#039;s Submissions https://www.chiefscientist.gov.au/submissions en Position Paper: Transforming STEM teaching in Australian primary schools: everybody's business https://www.chiefscientist.gov.au/2015/12/position-paper-transforming-stem-teaching-in-australian-primary-schools-everybodys-business <h1 class="au-header-heading">Position Paper: Transforming STEM teaching in Australian primary schools: everybody&#039;s business</h1> <span><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span>Fri, 2015-12-11 11:00</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A <a href="/sites/default/files/Transforming-STEM-teaching_FINAL.pdf">position paper </a>released today by the Office of the Chief Scientist outlines steps that Australia can take to transform the teaching of science, mathematics and technology in primary schools.</p> <p><em>“It is great teaching, more than any other attribute, which accounts for the success of the world’s best performing school systems.”</em></p> <p>Focussing on the training, development and support of primary teachers, the paper advocates the following:</p> <p>1. Raise the prestige and preparedness of teachers, by</p> <p>(i) Attracting high achievers in STEM to primary school teaching.</p> <p>(ii) Boosting the science, technology and mathematics in pre service teaching and increasing the rigour of pre-service courses</p> <p>2. Transform STEM education in primary schools, by</p> <p>(iii) Ensuring teachers in every school are supported by STEM specialist teachers</p> <p>(iv) Creating a national professional development program in science, technology and mathematics.</p> <p>(v) Educating principals to be leaders in STEM.</p> <p>3. Think bold, collaborate and lead change.</p> <p><em>“These are the steps we can take today to make great teaching of science, technology and mathematics the norm in Australian schools, and teaching a profession of choice for our high achievers.”</em></p> <p>Read the paper as a <a href="/sites/default/files/Transforming-STEM-teaching_FINAL.pdf">pdf</a> or download the <a href="http://www.chiefscientist.gov.au/2015/12/media-release-helping-teachers-to-inspire-students">media release</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="position-above">Categories</div> <ul class="au-tags"> <li><a href="/submissions" hreflang="en">Chief Scientist&#039;s Submissions</a></li> <li><a href="/news/ocs-publications" hreflang="en">OCS Publications</a></li> </ul> </div> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 910 at https://www.chiefscientist.gov.au Senate Inquiry Submission – Australia's Innovation System https://www.chiefscientist.gov.au/2014/07/senate-inquiry-submission-australias-innovation-system <h1 class="au-header-heading">Senate Inquiry Submission – Australia&#039;s Innovation System</h1> <span><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span>Wed, 2014-07-23 10:00</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>On July 23, 2014, Professor Chubb delivered a Senate Inquiry submission on the state of the Australian Innovation System.</p> <p>Australia’s Chief Scientist provided a submission to the Senate Economics References Committee on the challenges to Australian industries and jobs posed by increasing global competition in innovation, science, engineering, research and education.</p> <p>The submission included a report on Australia’s Innovation System, emphasising the need for a forward-looking, long-term and whole-of-government strategy to boost Australia’s innovation performance and national competitiveness.</p> <p>You can download the submission as a PDF <a href="/sites/default/files/Chief-Scientist-submission-to-Senate-inquiry-into-Australias-Innovation-System1.pdf">here</a> or in accessible RTF format <a href="/sites/default/files/Chief-Scientist-Senate-submission-on-Australias-Innovation-System-FINAL.rtf">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="position-above">Categories</div> <ul class="au-tags"> <li><a href="/submissions" hreflang="en">Chief Scientist&#039;s Submissions</a></li> </ul> </div> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 868 at https://www.chiefscientist.gov.au House of Representatives Submission – Fisheries and Aquaculture https://www.chiefscientist.gov.au/2012/06/house-of-representatives-submission-fisheries-and-aquaculture <h1 class="au-header-heading">House of Representatives Submission – Fisheries and Aquaculture</h1> <span><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span>Mon, 2012-06-11 10:00</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Australia’s Chief Scientist provided a submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Agriculture, Resources, Fisheries and Forestry on the <em>Role of Science for Fisheries and Aquaculture.</em>The submission included an analysis of the supply of research graduates to the fisheries and aquaculture research work force, as well as an overview of the funding and research excellence achieved by Australian researchers in these fields.</p> <p><a href="/sites/default/files/submission_fisheries.pdf">You can download the submission as a PDF here (184kb)</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="position-above">Categories</div> <ul class="au-tags"> <li><a href="/submissions" hreflang="en">Chief Scientist&#039;s Submissions</a></li> </ul> </div> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 869 at https://www.chiefscientist.gov.au $54 Million Commitment to Mathematics, Engineering and Science https://www.chiefscientist.gov.au/2012/05/54-million-committment-to-mathematics-engineering-and-science-2 <h1 class="au-header-heading">$54 Million Commitment to Mathematics, Engineering and Science</h1> <span><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span>Tue, 2012-05-08 10:00</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Tonight’s announcement of a $54 million budget allocation by the Government to support science, mathematics and engineering education was warmly welcomed by Australia’s Chief Scientist, ProfessorIan Chubb.</p> <p>“It is a truly positive move taken to set the nation up for a positive future.” Professor Chubb said.</p> <p>The announcement follows Professor Chubb’s report submission to the Prime Minister earlier this year titled <a href="/sites/default/files/Office-of-the-Chief-Scientist-MES-Report-8-May-20121.pdf">Mathematics, Engineering and Science in the National Interest </a>that has been under careful consideration leading into the budget. The funds will target key issues raised in the Report.</p> <p>Making the joint budget announcement this evening, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, Senator Chris Evans, and Minister for School Education, Peter Garrett, said that the Gillard Government has responded to Professor Chubb’s report to ensure there are resources in place both to attract students to these critical subjects, and so that teachers will have the support to be able to engage students in a more practical and relevant manner.</p> <p>There will also be a National Mathematics and Science Education and Industry Adviser located within the Office of the Chief Scientist who will champion the role of mathematics, science and statistics across education and industry.</p> <p>Professor Chubb said of the announcement, “I am encouraged that Prime Minister Gillard, Minister Evans and Minister Garrett have supported this substantial investment at this particular time. This funding reflects the high priority accorded science, mathematics and engineering by the government. It is an investment inAustralia’s future. As the world’s dependence on knowledge and innovation continues to grow, we need the skills to anticipate rather than follow.”</p> <p>The funding comes on the back of the recent announcement of $10 million for the Australian Council of Learned Academies to support the work of the Chief Scientist and the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council.</p> <p>Read Professor Chubb’s report, Mathematics, Engineering and Science in the National Interest <a href="/sites/default/files/Office-of-the-Chief-Scientist-MES-Report-8-May-2012.pdf">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="position-above">Categories</div> <ul class="au-tags"> <li><a href="/news/latest-news" hreflang="en">Latest News</a></li> <li><a href="/submissions" hreflang="en">Chief Scientist&#039;s Submissions</a></li> </ul> </div> Tue, 08 May 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 870 at https://www.chiefscientist.gov.au Getting results from Australian international agricultural research https://www.chiefscientist.gov.au/2012/02/getting-results-from-australian-international-agricultural-research <h1 class="au-header-heading">Getting results from Australian international agricultural research</h1> <span><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span>Thu, 2012-02-16 11:00</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In February, Professor Ian Chubb and a panel of international experts released an independent report on a framework for international agricultural research within Australia’s aid program.</p> <p>You can read the media release from the Hon Kevin Rudd MP below and download a copy of the report <a href="http://aciar.gov.au/strategicframework">here.</a></p> <p>“The Australia Government is working to deliver more for every dollar it invests in international agricultural research.</p> <p>Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said with approximately 1 billion malnourished people in the world, and the global population estimated to grow by a further 2 billion by 2050, it is critical Australia maximises its investment in agricultural science, technology and training.</p> <p>“I welcome the release of the independent report <em><a href="http://www.aciar.gov.au/strategicframework">A Strategic Framework for International Agricultural Research within Australia’s Aid Program</a></em> by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb and a panel of international experts, which will help guide the future of Australia’s contribution to global food security.”</p> <p>The Framework follows the Government’s Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness and suggests ways to increase the effectiveness of Australia’s overseas development assistance via agricultural research.</p> <p>“Research in agriculture is an important, even core, element in the alleviation of poverty. It can lead to increases in incomes for both rural and growing urban populations, better health through better nutrition and improved local economies and services,” Mr Rudd said.</p> <p>For example, Australian support in East Timor has helped 12,000 farmers increase yields of rice, maize, sweet potato, cassava and peanut crops by up to 80 per cent.</p> <p>The Framework confirms that Australia is a leader in international agricultural research, but while the current program was achieving impressive results, it found greater effort should be made to bring together the public and private sectors in the financing, management and conduct of agricultural research.</p> <p>It also found a more coordinated and collaborative approach of Australian institutions involved in international agricultural research would improve effectiveness.</p> <p>The Government will use the Framework to guide future aid budget allocations for agricultural research. For more information on the Framework and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research please visit <a href="http://www.aciar.gov.au/strategicframework">www.aciar.gov.au/strategicframework </a>“</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="position-above">Categories</div> <ul class="au-tags"> <li><a href="/news/ocs-publications" hreflang="en">OCS Publications</a></li> <li><a href="/submissions" hreflang="en">Chief Scientist&#039;s Submissions</a></li> </ul> </div> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 872 at https://www.chiefscientist.gov.au Senate Inquiry Submission – Agriculture https://www.chiefscientist.gov.au/2012/02/senate-enquiry-submission-agriculture <h1 class="au-header-heading">Senate Inquiry Submission – Agriculture</h1> <span><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span>Wed, 2012-02-01 11:00</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Australia’s Chief Scientist provided a submission to the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References committee on aspects of higher education and skills training to support future demand in agriculture and agribusiness.</p> <p>The submission included a report of the agricultural sciences discipline, research and development expenditure on agricultural sciences, graduate demand and university teaching and research in the agricultural sciences.</p> <p>You can download the report as a PDF <a href="/sites/default/files/Submission.pdf">here</a> or in accessible RTF format <a href="/sites/default/files/Agriculture_submission_final.rtf">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="position-above">Categories</div> <ul class="au-tags"> <li><a href="/submissions" hreflang="en">Chief Scientist&#039;s Submissions</a></li> </ul> </div> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 874 at https://www.chiefscientist.gov.au Senate Inquiry Submission – Engineering https://www.chiefscientist.gov.au/2012/02/senate-enquiry-submission-engineering <h1 class="au-header-heading">Senate Inquiry Submission – Engineering</h1> <span><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span>Wed, 2012-02-01 11:00</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>On February 1, 2012, Professor Chubb delivered a Senate Inquiry submission on the state of engineering in Australia.</p> <p>Australia’s Chief Scientist provided a submission to the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References committee on the shortage of engineering and related employment skills.The submission included a report of the engineering discipline at universities, research and development expenditure on agricultural sciences, graduate demand and university teaching and research in engineering.</p> <p>You can download the submission as a PDF <a href="/sites/default/files/Submission-Engineering.pdf">here</a> or in accessible RTF format <a href="/sites/default/files/Engineering_submission_final.rtf">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="position-above">Categories</div> <ul class="au-tags"> <li><a href="/submissions" hreflang="en">Chief Scientist&#039;s Submissions</a></li> </ul> </div> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 871 at https://www.chiefscientist.gov.au