The Queensland University of Technology YuMi Deadly Centre has been selected to deliver the mathematics element of a new project to direct Indigenous students toward a STEM career.
The Centre’s YuMi Deadly Maths program forms a key part of an Indigenous STEM education project which is managed by CSIRO in partnership with the BHP Billiton Foundation.
The QUT-based program is recognised for its kinaesthetic and cultural approach to learning. Kinaesthetic learning is learning that takes place by the students carrying out physical activities, rather than listening to a lecture or watching demonstrations.
YuMi Deadly Centre director, Professor Tom Cooper, from QUT’s Faculty of Education, said –
the program had given Indigenous students an edge in mathematics education because it was based on the belief that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can be strong in mathematics.
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