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STEM Teacher Mentor - PNG National Department of Education - Remote

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About the assignment

The PNGAus Partnership Secondary Schools initiative (PASS) is a new secondary education initiative of the Government of Australia delivered in partnership with the Government of Papua New Guinea that continues the enduring friendship between the two countries. We share a border, close personal and professional ties, a love of sport and community, an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to see our cultures preserved and celebrated. 

The goal of PASS is to strengthen relationships between Papua New Guinean and Australian secondary schools in a manner that builds their capabilities and deepens people to people links.

This volunteer position will support participating schools in the areas of capacity building and best practice.

STEM education is a priority across PNG, as jobs of the future will require a basic understanding of maths and science and experience with using technology and technology skills. It’s increasingly important to nurture a strong, capable and creative workforce that brings diverse perspectives to problem-solving, knowledge building and solution-seeking. Greater STEM skills bring these perspectives, and innovation in STEM leads to new products and processes that build the economy. 

This is an ongoing project with flexible start dates for volunteers. This project will also allow volunteers to connect with others on similar assignments to develop a community of practice.

Six remote volunteers are required for this position, each volunteer will work with one of the schools listed in the assignment description.

  • In this role you will be responsible for assessing and increasing schools' capacity in the area of STEM education and improving pedagogical practices.
  • You will require relevant qualifications in education/teaching, as well as experience or qualifications in teacher training and/or professional learning
  • Experience in STEM education will be critical
  • Due to the flexible nature of many assignments, we will be interviewing candidates as they submit applications, so apply now!

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