This year, STAVCON was held on Monday 28 November 2022 at La Trobe University, Union Hall, Moat Drive, Bundoora from 8.00am – 4.45pm in a much-anticipated face-to-face format. STAVCON, as you may know, is one of STAV’s flagship conferences. Its audience is diverse and includes teachers of primary and secondary science and STEM, laboratory technicians, and members of the education research community and tertiary sector. In terms of the depth, breadth and richness of offerings, STAVCON is unique. 

Keynote speakers:

* Dr Saeed Salimpour (IAU OAE/MPIA), Astronomy Education Research Coordinator, International Astronomical Union’s Office of Astronomy for Education
* Maria James, Curriculum Manager, Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority
* Erin Wilson, Curriculum Manager STEMVic, Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority

Recordings of virtual sessions

Who can access the recordings? Registered STAVCON 2022 delegates. You will have received an email from Cvent with the password to access this virtual content.

How to access the recordings? Click on the session link below, and enter the password provided in the email from Cvent.

If you need assistance or did not attend STAVCON 2022 and would like to purchase a post-conference on-demand package, please contact

Keynote AddressCosmic Connections: Leveraging the awe and wonder of the Cosmos in your classroomDr Saeed Salimpour
VCAA Update #1VCAA Update: Building connections across Foundation to 12 in Chemistry, Environmental Science and PhysicsMaria James
VCAA Update #2VCAA Update: Building connections across Foundation to 12 in Biology, Psychology and STEMErin Wilson
Session AEngaging Students Through Real Astronomical DataRobert Hollow
Session AVCE Physics: Connecting students with research through Neutrino Science at LBNF/DUNEChad Ronish – virtual from US
Session BInspired by Science HistoryRoland Gesthuizen, Gary Bass & Dr Robert Roe
Session B1Innovative VCE Chemistry Masterclasses at KIOSCDr Thelma-Jean Spence
Session B2Using the VCAA’s Digital Assessment Library to improve student learningJonathan MacLellan
Session CBuilding connections in the Primary Science classroomCarmen Wong & Kristi Le Page
Session C1Connecting Sustainability to Students’ Lives Across the CurriculumPage Dosen & John Davison
Session C2The Vic. Academy of Teaching & Leadership Teaching Excellence Program: Building connections & sparking ideas in Science Education through Practitioner InquiryChris Wines & Quyen Ngoc Tahi
Session DConnections between the Unit 2 VCE Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science): Sharing the fieldwork loadHelen Silvester & Kate Adrians
Session DBuilding connections in your makerspaceKristen Hebden & Emily Cook

With thanks to our sponsors:

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After two years of presenting STAVCON online during COVID19, we are looking forward to returning to a face to face format, sparking ideas to re-engage and reconnect in this format and continuing to building connections in Science education, across the Science disciplines and to continue to lead and inspire excellence in the class room to support teachers and student

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