Building STEM capabilities at Melbourne Polytechnic: a case study of EAL students
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is a vital skillset for all citizens in a rapidly changing and information-rich world. The connection between STEM and libraries is gathering momentum, yet the role of academic libraries in supporting STEM is under-represented in the literature. The Melbourne Polytechnic Academic Library & Education Research Team (ALERT) was developed to explore this gap and suggest a framework for STEM literacy support in academic libraries. The methodology for a future case study of STEM activity for EAL (English as an Additional Language) learners will also be outlined.
Beardmore, M., Lenoir, D. A., & Kenneally, P. (2020). Building STEM capabilities at Melbourne Polytechnic: A case study of EAL students [Conference paper]. VALA 20th Biennial Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, VIC. https://www.vala.org.au/vala2020-proceedings/vala2020-session-7-beardmore/#