Critical Questions in STEM Education

Critical Questions in STEM Education

This book raises and answers questions regarding the meaning of STEM education and research. This volume is divided into three sections: the first one describes the nature of the component disciplines of STEM.

Author: Valarie L. Akerson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030576450

Category: Science

Page: 260

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This edited volume offers a crosscutting view of STEM and is comprised of work by scholars in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. It offers a view of STEM from the disciplines that comprise it, while adhering to the idea that STEM itself is an interdisciplinary treatment of all the associated disciplines in a meaningful way. This book raises and answers questions regarding the meaning of STEM education and research. This volume is divided into three sections: the first one describes the nature of the component disciplines of STEM. The next section presents work from leaders representing all STEM disciplines and deals with aspects such as K-12 and post-secondary education. The last section draws conclusions regarding the natures of the disciplines, challenges and advantages of STEM education in terms of theoretical and practical implications. The two final chapters compile arguments from the research chapters, describing themes in research results, and making recommendations for best STEM education practice, and examining areas for future research in STEM education.
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Critical Questions in STEM Education

Critical Questions in STEM Education

This book raises and answers questions regarding the meaning of STEM education and research. This volume is divided into three sections: the first one describes the nature of the component disciplines of STEM.

Author: Valarie L. Akerson

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030576462

Category: Science

Page: 260

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This edited volume offers a crosscutting view of STEM and is comprised of work by scholars in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. It offers a view of STEM from the disciplines that comprise it, while adhering to the idea that STEM itself is an interdisciplinary treatment of all the associated disciplines in a meaningful way. This book raises and answers questions regarding the meaning of STEM education and research. This volume is divided into three sections: the first one describes the nature of the component disciplines of STEM. The next section presents work from leaders representing all STEM disciplines and deals with aspects such as K-12 and post-secondary education. The last section draws conclusions regarding the natures of the disciplines, challenges and advantages of STEM education in terms of theoretical and practical implications. The two final chapters compile arguments from the research chapters, describing themes in research results, and making recommendations for best STEM education practice, and examining areas for future research in STEM education.
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Federal STEM Education Programs

Federal STEM Education Programs

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Committee on Science and Technology, ... Because of the nature of science it is important to have scientists involved in critical questions of science education .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology (2007). Subcommittee on Research and Science Education

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ISBN: PSU:000063504941

Category: Electronic government information

Page: 242

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STEM Education in Primary Classrooms

STEM Education in Primary Classrooms

Local community and issue-based examples of STEM teaching and learning, such as these, can have lifelong effects on ... The following are some critical questions to prompt and guide teachers as they plan transdisciplinary STEM: What ...

Author: Angela Fitzgerald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000051421

Category: Education

Page: 194

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If you were to peer into a primary school classroom somewhere across Australia and New Zealand, you would be forgiven for thinking that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is synonymous with coding and digital technologies. However, while these aspects are important, technology alone does not reflect the broad learning opportunities afforded by STEM. In countering this narrow approach, STEM Education in Primary Classrooms offers a platform for research that innovates, excites and challenges the status quo. It provides educators with innovative and up-to-date research into how to meaningfully and authentically embed STEM into existing classroom practices. It incorporates accurate explanations of STEM as an integrated approach to solving real-world problems, including social issues, along with case studies and stories to bring practice to life in evidence-informed ways. This book showcases the impact of a broader approach to STEM in the primary classroom through Australian-based and New Zealand-based research that will challenge current teaching practices. Thus, this book will be of interest to pre- and in-service primary school teachers, along with researchers and postgraduate students in the STEM education field.
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Human Rights in Language and STEM Education

Human Rights in Language and STEM Education

In the computer science class, a critical pedagogy approach to engaging the participants in mobile app development ... students began to ask more critical questions by applying the tools of rhetorical analysis to their STEM learning.

Author: Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789463004053

Category: Education

Page: 305

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This volume explores the challenges of teaching and learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects in local languages and local contexts in a range of countries around the world. Many countries around the world, including African countries, have been largely excluded from the transformation that is going on in STEM pedagogy in the USA, where the emphasis is on the importance of language choice and the development of English Language Learner (ELL). STEM subjects in many parts of the world have been taught in a global language, mainly English, rather than using a local language and local curriculum. This creates pedagogical challenges to the teaching of STEM. The contributions to this book review evidence and arguments for the teaching of STEM subjects in local languages and several chapters make this case that this should be considered a human right, both in national educational programs and in development aid. Working across disciplines and domains has the potential to lead to new understanding and the removal of barriers to progress with the ultimate goal of creating solutions to persistent problems in education. Cross-disciplinary work in science, language and literacy has shown much promise and demonstrated the importance of developing language along with disciplinary knowledge. This volume provides a deep dive into this topic, with articles by several scholars in the field of language in STEM.” – Jaqueline Barber, Director of the Learning Design Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California-Berkeley, USA “In an increasingly technological world, STEM Education has become a priority on national agendas and in educational institutions. Meaningful access to STEM education can enable or hinder young people from gaining entry into the world of work. It is against this backdrop that the edited collection, Human Rights and Language in STEM Education, needs to be welcomed. The various chapters tackle the big questions of access and many others. This edited collection is required reading for all those working in STEM and for policy makers who tend to see language and STEM as binaries, rather than as interdependent.” – Zubeida Desai, Professor and Dean of Education, University of the Western Cape, South Africa This volume by researchers from 10 countries provides a thought-and-action provoking multidimensional analysis of issues on the dignity of the use of STEM subjects in local education in the perspective of human rights. This book is especially recommended to researchers and education policy makers in such areas as STEM Educational Theory and Praxis, Human Rights, Future/sustainable Development, Science and Technology Literacy. May it inspire similar volumes in today’s politically ebullient world.” – Francisco Gomes de Matos, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, human linguistic rights scholar, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.
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Science the Departments of State Justice and Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2006 Testimony of members of COngress and other interested individuals and organizations

Science  the Departments of State  Justice  and Commerce  and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2006  Testimony of members of COngress and other interested individuals and organizations

Because of the nature of science it is important to have scientists involved in critical questions of science education . It was the recognition of this interdependence between scientists and the science education enterprise that drove ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Science, State, Justice, and Commerce, and Related Agencies

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ISBN: MINN:31951D02530646A

Category: Government publications

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Departments of Commerce Justice Science and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year

Departments of Commerce  Justice  Science  and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year

The fiscal year 2006 administration budget request recommends major cuts to the Education and Human Resources ... Because of the nature of science it is important to have scientists involved in critical questions of science education .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000058157527

Category: United States

Page:

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Departments of Commerce Justice Science and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2006

Departments of Commerce  Justice  Science  and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2006

The fiscal year 2006 administration budget request recommends major cuts to the Education and Human Resources ... Because of the nature of science it is important to have scientists involved in critical questions of science education .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

Publisher:

ISBN: LOC:00147728542

Category: Electronic books

Page: 263

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Philosophy of STEM Education

Philosophy of STEM Education

Most recently, the emphasis has been on the education of mathematics, science, technology, and engineering, ... geared to quickly and efficiently meet the STEM initiatives, and to take a step back and ask critical questions about what ...

Author: Nataly Z. Chesky

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137535467

Category: Education

Page: 105

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Winner of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) Critics' Choice Book Award for 2016 Philosophy of STEM Education uses philosophical methods to investigate STEM education's purpose and assumptions. It details the why (axiology), the how (epistemology) and the what (ontology) of STEM by drawing upon a variety of philosophies of education, science, mathematics, and technology.
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Implementing an Integrated STEM Education in Schools

Implementing an Integrated STEM Education in Schools

This report considers five key questions commonly asked about STEM education: What is STEM education? Why is it important? How do we include STEM in school education? What impact is STEM education likely to have on students?

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ISBN: OCLC:1199057735

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This report considers five key questions commonly asked about STEM education: What is STEM education? Why is it important? How do we include STEM in school education? What impact is STEM education likely to have on students? What will be the indicators of success of STEM education? It reviews some 200 international research papers to examine the main features of integrated STEM education, how it has been implemented in schools, and how an integrated STEM curriculum benefits students. [Publisher summary, ed]
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Critical Transdisciplinary and Embodied Approaches in STEM Education

Critical  Transdisciplinary and Embodied Approaches in STEM Education

Absent from dominant STEM discourses, however, are critical analyses or a problematization of the broader social, economic, or ecological implications of these rationales, goals, and related science practices, nor questions about whose ...

Author: Pratim Sengupta

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030294892

Category: Science

Page: 366

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Over the past decade, integrated STEM education research has emerged as an international concern, creating around it an imperative for technological and disciplinary innovation and a global resurgence of interest in teaching and learning to code at the K-16 levels. At the same time, issues of democratization, equity, power and access, including recent decolonizing efforts in public education, are also beginning to be acknowledged as legitimate issues in STEM education. Taking a reflexive approach to the intersection of these concerns, this book presents a collection of papers making new theoretical advances addressing two broad themes: Transdisciplinary Approaches in STEM Education and Bodies, Hegemony and Decolonization in STEM Education. Within each theme, praxis is of central concern including analyses of teaching and learning that re-imagines disciplinary boundaries and domains, the relationship between Art and STEM, and the design of learning technologies, spaces and environments. In addition to graduate research seminars at the Masters and PhD levels in Learning Sciences, Science Education, Educational Technology and STEM education, this book could also serve as a textbook for graduate and pre-service teacher education courses.
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STEM Education An Overview of Contemporary Research Trends and Perspectives

STEM Education  An Overview of Contemporary Research  Trends  and Perspectives

STEM education professionals everywhere are continually reevaluating what STEM content and instruction should look like in the classroom and there even seems to be a ... processes to help define the critical questions for STEM learning.

Author: Elliott Ostler

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780996674119

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departments of committee on appropriations united states senate

departments of committee on appropriations united states senate

The fiscal year 2006 administration budget request recommends major cuts to the Education and Human Resources ... Because of the nature of science it is important to have scientists involved in critical questions of science education.

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Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781422332528

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Integrating STEM in Higher Education

Integrating STEM in Higher Education

Effects of integrative approaches among science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects on students' learning: A preliminary ... Implementing an integrated STEM education in schools – five key questions answered.

Author: Lindsey N. Conner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000412673

Category: Education

Page: 188

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This timely book addresses the increasing need for collaboration, innovation and solution-focussed skills by looking at examples of cutting-edge pedagogy that can inform future directions. Integrating STEM in Higher Education shows how applying digital innovations that can be generated through the implementation of deliberately designed STEM education can change the world for the better. References to over 45 higher education institutions from around the world are included, where integrated approaches are already occurring. A wide range of teaching strategies and assessment methods are discussed, promoting a transformative method in which students can generate new knowledge within coursework and simultaneously develop skills and attributes for their future careers, lives and the world’s needs. This book is essential reading for STEM educators, administrators and academic leaders, as well as learning designers in higher education.
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Improving K 12 STEM Education Outcomes through Technological Integration

Improving K 12 STEM Education Outcomes through Technological Integration

Some question the value of research that focuses the educational experiences of one specific group of students when all ... children in science and technology are not true for children of all situations and raises critical questions in ...

Author: Urban, Michael J.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466696174

Category: Education

Page: 498

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The application of technology in classroom settings has equipped educators with innovative tools and techniques for effective teaching practice. Integrating digital technologies at the elementary and secondary levels helps to enrich the students’ learning experience and maximize competency in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Improving K-12 STEM Education Outcomes through Technological Integration focuses on current research surrounding the effectiveness, performance, and benefits of incorporating various technological tools within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics classrooms. Focusing on evidence-based approaches and current educational innovations, this book is an essential reference source for teachers, teacher educators, and professionals interested in how emerging technologies are benefiting teaching and/or learning efficacy.
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Connecting Science and Engineering Education Practices in Meaningful Ways

Connecting Science and Engineering Education Practices in Meaningful Ways

What science important content may be pushed aside? This book, tackles many of these tough questions head on.

Author: Leonard A. Annetta

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319163994

Category: Science

Page: 385

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The need for a scientifically literate citizenry, one that is able to think critically and engage productively in the engineering design process, has never been greater. By raising engineering design to the same level as scientific inquiry the Next Generation Science Standards’ (NGSS) have signaled their commitment to the integration of engineering design into the fabric of science education. This call has raised many critical questions...How well do these new standards represent what actually engineers do? Where do the deep connections among science and engineering practices lie? To what extent can (or even should) science and engineering practices co-exist in formal and informal educational spaces? Which of the core science concepts are best to leverage in the pursuit of coherent and compelling integration of engineering practices? What science important content may be pushed aside? This book, tackles many of these tough questions head on. All of the contributing authors consider the same core question: Given the rapidly changing landscape of science education, including the elevated status of engineering design, what are the best approaches to the effective integration of the science and engineering practices? They answered with rich descriptions of pioneering approaches, critical insights, and useful practical examples of how embodying a culture of interdisciplinarity and innovation can fuel the development of a scientifically literate citizenry . This collection of work builds traversable bridges across diverse research communities and begins to break down long standing disciplinary silos that have historically often hamstrung well-meaning efforts to bring research and practice from science and engineering together in meaningful and lasting ways.
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Natural Science Education Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Development in Rural and Urban Schools in Kenya

Natural Science Education  Indigenous Knowledge  and Sustainable Development in Rural and Urban Schools in Kenya

NOTES 1 For example, Lawson (1985) reviews the research on science education to explore the role of formal reasoning in the ... Critical questions can be raised regarding the entanglement of indigenous and Western knowledge and their ...

Author: Darren M. O’Hern

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789462095427

Category: Education

Page: 162

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Through a multi-sited qualitative study of three Kenyan secondary schools in rural Taita Hills and urban Nairobi, the volume explores the ways the dichotomy between “Western” and “indigenous” knowledge operates in Kenyan education. In particular, it examines views on natural sciences expressed by the students, teachers, the state’s curricula documents, and schools’ exam-oriented pedagogical approaches. O’Hern and Nozaki question state and local education policies and practices as they relate to natural science subjects such as agriculture, biology, and geography and their dismissal of indigenous knowledge about environment, nature, and sustainable development. They suggest the need to develop critical postcolonial curriculum policies and practices of science education to overcome knowledge-oriented binaries, emphasize sustainable development, and address the problems of inequality, the center and periphery divide, and social, cultural, and environmental injustices in Kenya and, by implication, elsewhere. “In an era of environmental crisis and devastation, education that supports sustainability and survival of our planet is needed. Within a broader sociopolitical context of post-colonialism and globalization, this volume points out possibilities and challenges to achieve such an education. The authors propose a critical, postcolonial approach that acknowledges the contextual and situational production of all knowledge, and that de-dichotomizes indigenous from ‘Western’ scientific knowledge.” Eric (Rico) Gutstein, Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Chicago (USA)
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STEM Education in the Primary School

STEM Education in the Primary School

Table 7.3 Years 3–4 Optimal exercise program key questions and key concepts for each STEM discipline area aligned to Australian Curriculum content descriptions Suggested content descriptions (ACARA, n.d.a) Key concepts Subject Key ...

Author: Anne Forbes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009047371

Category: Education

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STEM Education in the Primary School introduces pre-service teachers to the theory, skills and practice of teaching STEM through a project-based learning approach. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are presented as professions, mindsets and practices, and each element of STEM is integrated with the Australian Curriculum through a school garden project case study. Popular STEM topic areas, such as health, shelter and space, are explored using tested and age-appropriate project examples that illustrate the translation of STEM ideas to classroom practice. This textbook connects current research in STEM education to teaching practice through detailed discussion of topics including assessment, learning spaces, community and STEM futures. Encouraging readers to consolidate their knowledge, the text is supported by short-answer and reflection questions, information boxes and real-world scenarios. Suggested activities and downloadable templates in the VitalSource enhanced eBook provide guidance for readers when implementing projects and practices in their classroom.
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Remote Laboratories Empowering Stem Education With Technology

Remote Laboratories  Empowering Stem Education With Technology

Reports concerning education and technology are regularly published. An important question is whether those reports refer to remote laboratories as a crucial educational tool? NMC Horizon Report1 published an annual report describing ...

Author: Javier Garcia-zubia

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781786349446

Category: Education

Page: 268

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In a remote laboratory, the user performs a real experiment without being in front of the equipment, performing remote experiments mediated by the Internet. Remote Laboratories: Empowering STEM Education with Technology is the first book to cover this radical redistribution of experimentation capacity as a whole.This book also covers using remote experiments in the classroom, the advantages of remote experimentation, the challenges faced, and opportunities for innovation when using a remote lab.The book characterizes and explains remote experiments and connects them with the curricula of subjects and prospects for teaching/learning scenarios. It further provides evidence for the positive effect of remote experimentation in the student learning process. This coverage is supplemented by an exhaustive list of remote experiments conducted around the world.
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Pedagogical Content Knowledge in STEM

Pedagogical Content Knowledge in STEM

This volume represents both recent research in pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as emerging innovations in how PCK is applied in practice.

Author: Stephen Miles Uzzo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319974750

Category: Science

Page: 285

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This volume represents both recent research in pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as emerging innovations in how PCK is applied in practice. The notion of “research to practice” is critical to validating how effectively PCK works within the clinic and how it can be used to improve STEM learning. ​As the need for more effective educational approaches in STEM grows, the importance of developing, identifying, and validating effective practices and practitioner competencies are needed. This book covers a wide range of topics in PCK in different school levels (middle school, college teacher training, teacher professional development), and different environments (museums, rural). The contributors believe that vital to successful STEM education practice is recognition that STEM domains require both specialized domain knowledge as well as specialized pedagogical approaches. The authors of this work were chosen because of their extensive fieldwork in PCK research and practice, making this volume valuable to furthering how PCK is used to enlighten the understanding of learning, as well as providing practical instruction. This text helps STEM practitioners, researchers, and decision-makers further their interest in more effective STEM education practice, and raises new questions about STEM learning.
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