STELR Career Profiles in STEM – Architect

Kate Douglas is a senior architect for Outlines Landscape Architecture in Melbourne. Her experience has been in design-focused architectural practices where the detail is as important as the spirit behind the very first concept. She is particularly interested in public realm design that speaks to the community, either directly through a consultation process, or via the end experience of material and place.

Highlight some lesser-known careers in STEM in this series to inspire students. Increasing awareness of careers in STEM is a proven way of improving students’ perceived value of STEM and motivating them to pursue STEM pathways. Use this resource with Year 6-10 students to start learning about a career as an architect.

Video length: 5:04 mins

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Years: 6, 7, 8, 10

Topics:

Earth and Space Sciences – Climate change

Physical Sciences – Energy

Additional: Careers, Engineering.

Concepts (South Australia):

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface

Physical Sciences – Energy

About STELR

STELR is a ready-to-use STEM resource that is hands-on, inquiry-based, and in-curriculum.

Most importantly, it shows students that science and maths are relevant to their lives.

STELR aims to increase student enthusiasm for and engagement with Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) subjects, and provides career profiles that highlight the study pathways necessary for jobs in STEM-related industries.

STELR has produced more than 20 curriculum modules comprising over 280 lessons, 100 hands-on activities, 30 career profile videos and 80 written career profiles. Many modules are supported by kits of Australian-designed and manufactured equipment to facilitate inquiry-based, hands-on, minds-on, problem-based learning.

 

Find more STELR investigations and order STELR equipment kits at https://stelr.org.au/.