Hosted by Professor Geoff Masters AO, CEO, ACER


About Research Conference 2016

Australia faces significant challenges in promoting improved science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning in our schools. Research Conference 2016 will showcase research into what it will take to address these challenges, which include:

  • Australian students' decline in mathematical and scientific ‘literacy’
  • the decline in STEM study in senior school
  • a shortage of highly qualified STEM subject teachers, and
  • curriculum challenges.

You will hear from researchers who work with teachers to engage students in studying STEM-related subjects, such as engineering in primary school, and science and maths at all levels. You will learn how to engage both girls and boys in STEM learning, through targeted teaching, activities like gaming, and applying learning from neuroscience.

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Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

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Become a Sponsor

A partnership with ACER is a partnership with one of the world’s leading educational research centres. Our goal is to support every learner, every learning professional, every learning institution and our learning society through our work. We invite you to consider supporting us, and our ongoing work to improve learning, by becoming a sponsor of this year’s Research Conference.

2015 Sponsors

Educator Impact
Australian Scientific and Engineering Solutions (ASES)
ACER Press
Ultimate Conferences and Events
Educational Technology Solutions
Victorian Teachers Mutual Bank


2015 Supporters

Research Developments
Australian Catholic University