The AMSPP was announced in the 2012-13 Budget as part of a broad package of measures to improve outcomes in the learning and teaching of maths and science. A total of $21.6 million was committed to 22 projects.
The purpose of the AMSPP is to improve student engagement in maths and science courses at schools and university, through innovative partnerships between schools and universities, and other relevant organisations.
This will be achieved through projects which:
- build the confidence, capacity, knowledge base and pedagogical skill of classroom teachers to deliver maths and science subjects to primary and junior secondary school students
- increase the number of school students undertaking maths and science subjects to Year 12
- improve school students’ outcomes in maths and science and/or
- encourage more students to study science, technology, engineering and maths courses at university.
For more information email AMSP@education.gov.au