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STEMfit: Student Centric Innovation to Improve STEM Educational Engagement Using Physical Activity, Wearable Technologies and Lean Methodologies †

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SABEL Labs, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT 0801, Australia
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Darwin Innovation Hub, Darwin City, NT 0801, Australia
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Australian Institute of Business, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
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Northern Territory Department of Education, Darwin City, NT 0801, Australia
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School of Environment and Science, Griffith University, Nathan, QLD 4111, Australia
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Presented at the 13th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association, Online, 22–26 June 2020.
Proceedings 2020, 49(1), 33; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2020049033
Published: 15 June 2020
School-based education programmes are increasingly focused on the teaching of skills thought to be more suitable for an increasingly technological society. These STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills are often seen as enablers for the workforce of tomorrow. This paper utilises wearable sensors during prescribed physical activity as a vehicle for student engagement through their direct involvement in the creation of personalised data sets, direct questioning about their physical activity and the development of a nexus between what they do and fundamental physical properties such as the laws of motion. Results demonstrate the technical challenges, including the selection of appropriate monitoring technologies and development of appropriate technology tools suitable for school cohorts, together with sample results obtained through field trials in metropolitan and remote schools to demonstrate the utility of such technologies.
Keywords: STEM; inertial sensors; education pedagogy; innovation; business model canvas STEM; inertial sensors; education pedagogy; innovation; business model canvas
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James, D.A.; Parker, J.; Willis, C.; Lee, J. STEMfit: Student Centric Innovation to Improve STEM Educational Engagement Using Physical Activity, Wearable Technologies and Lean Methodologies. Proceedings 2020, 49, 33. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2020049033

AMA Style

James DA, Parker J, Willis C, Lee J. STEMfit: Student Centric Innovation to Improve STEM Educational Engagement Using Physical Activity, Wearable Technologies and Lean Methodologies. Proceedings. 2020; 49(1):33. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2020049033

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James, Daniel A., Jeff Parker, Charlene Willis, and James Lee. 2020. "STEMfit: Student Centric Innovation to Improve STEM Educational Engagement Using Physical Activity, Wearable Technologies and Lean Methodologies" Proceedings 49, no. 1: 33. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2020049033

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