Agtech & Food:
On Demand Video: How to use a food and fibre perspective in teaching STEM in the classroom
(On Demand videos launching Monday 19 April 2021)
In this video Luciano Mesiti the CEO of PIEFA, a not-for-profit organisation established to encourage greater learning about food and fibre production in Australian schools, talks about how to use a food and fibre perspective in teaching STEM in the Classroom. Luciano will discuss why is it important for students to learn about where their food and fibre comes from. He also explores the connection between urban and rural areas and therefore, the knowledge of where food comes from is becoming weaker. The aim of the presentation is to allow students and young people to make choices about what they eat, and to learn about the good and varied careers in primary industries.
Luciano is the CEO of Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA), whose aim is to promote food and fibre education in schools nationally. Luciano grew up on a farm and has a lifelong interested in agriculture. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he was a high school teacher, teaching agriculture and technology subjects. As well, he was president of the NSW Agriculture Teachers Association and a Lighthouse teacher of excellence in the NSW Dept of Education. Luciano has extensive experience in curriculum development in agriculture and STEM and is a very passionate advocate of students knowing about where their food comes from and about mentoring teachers to assist them to meet this aim.