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 was to improve student engagement in maths and science courses at schools and university, through innovative partnerships between schools and universities, and other relevant organisations.
Projects were aimed at:
- building the confidence, capacity, knowledge base and pedagogical skill of classroom teachers to deliver maths and science subjects to primary and junior secondary school students
- increasing the number of school students undertaking maths and science subjects to Year 12
- improving school students’ outcomes in maths and science and/or
- encouraging more students to study science, technology, engineering and maths courses at university.
For more information email AMSP@education.gov.au