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Forging partnerships with STEM teachers of Victoria

Promoting cross-faculty collaborative research

The CDI has recently been successful in developing a collaborative relationship with the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics teacher community, one that promises to contribute significantly to the nuance of design innovation within Victorian schools, especially at the VCE level. 


From Left: A/Prof. Therese Keane, Mr Milo Cerovac, and A/Prof. Kurt Seemann

This new focus, in conjunction with A/Prof Therese Keane of Swinburne’s Faculty of Arts, Health and Design, heavily promotes cross-faculty collaborative research in order to achieve innovative design outcomes and is endorsed by the Design and Technology Teachers Association (DATTA) of Victoria.

DATTA’s recent Technotes journal explores the CDI’s sponsorship of Mr Milorad Cerovac, a VCE Systems Engineering teacher and PhD student at Swinburne University, who saw an opportunity to expand upon research into measuring design innovation in the K-12 curriculum in Victorian schools.

In doing so, Milorad hopes to contribute to a wider study on Technacy that has been led by the CDI, which looks to create a framework for effective student uptake in Technology, a relatively new concept within most secondary schools in the state.

DATTA’s Technotes Journal for June 2018 is available here: (8mb PDF Download)


Ryan Malcolm

Ryan is a driven student completing Professional Placement with the Centre for Design Innovation throughout 2018. After completing two years of his...

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Assoc. Prof. Kurt Seemann

Associate Professor Kurt’s research focus is the relationship between people, technology and the environment as a complex adaptive system. The...

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