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Margot, Kelly C.; Kettler, Todd – International Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Background: For schools to include quality STEM education, it is important to understand teachers' beliefs and perceptions related to STEM talent development. Teachers, as important persons within a student's talent development, hold prior views and experiences that will influence their STEM instruction. This study attempts to understand what is…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, STEM Education, Talent Development, Elementary School Teachers
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Tomkin, Jonathan H.; Beilstein, Shereen O.; Morphew, Jason W.; Herman, Geoffrey L. – International Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Background: With the increased attention on the need to retain students within STEM majors, it is important for STEM instructors to adopt evidence-based instructional practices that are student-centric and employ active learning techniques. However, traditional approaches for increasing student-centric, active learning practices such as workshops,…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Active Learning, Large Group Instruction, STEM Education
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Peffer, Melanie E.; Ramezani, Niloofar – International Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Background: Achieving science literacy requires learning disciplinary knowledge, science practices, and development of sophisticated epistemological beliefs about the nature of science and science knowledge. Although sophisticated epistemological beliefs about science are important for attaining science literacy, students' beliefs are difficult to…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Student Attitudes, Science Instruction
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Wind, Stefanie A.; Alemdar, Meltem; Lingle, Jeremy A.; Moore, Roxanne; Asilkalkan, Abdullah – International Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Typical approaches to assessing students' understanding of the engineering design process (EDP) include performance assessments that are time-consuming to score. It is also possible to use multiple-choice (MC) items to assess the EDP, but researchers and practitioners often view the diagnostic value of this assessment format as limited. However,…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Design, Grade 7, Academic Achievement
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Coles, Alf – International Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Background: This article is focused on the role of the facilitator in the professional development of mathematics teachers. It is a feature of several frameworks for using video that teachers are invited to comment on the detail of what they saw and heard, and base comments on evidence from the video. It is also a common finding that it is hard to…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Mathematics Instruction, Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers
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Rainey, Katherine; Dancy, Melissa; Mickelson, Roslyn; Stearns, Elizabeth; Moller, Stephanie – International Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Background: Women and students of color are widely underrepresented in the majority of STEM fields. In order to investigate this underrepresentation, we interviewed over 200 male and female college seniors, primarily women and people of color, who either majored in STEM or started but dropped a STEM major. Here, we focus on one section of the…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Gender Differences, Teaching Styles, Majors (Students)
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Höffler, Tim N.; Köhler, Christine; Parchmann, Ilka – International Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Background: Nowadays, scientists not only need to be creative, resourceful, and inventive regarding their research questions and need to understand their field and research methods, but also need to know how to teach, how to catalog, how to fill out proposal forms, and much more. The main goal of this study was to investigate and compare science…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Science Interests, Competition, Science Activities
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Quardokus Fisher, Kathleen; Sitomer, Ann; Bouwma-Gearhart, Jana; Koretsky, Milo – International Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Background: Change leaders (faculty, administrators, and/or external stakeholders) need to develop "relational expertise", recognizing the perspectives of others, to enable emergent, systemic change. We describe how change leaders of a grant-funded instructional change initiative developed relational expertise by analyzing faculty…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Expertise, Educational Change
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Cole, Laura B. – International Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Background: Despite the increasing square footage of green buildings worldwide, green building expertise remains largely in the domain of building industry professionals. However, the performance of and advocacy for green buildings would benefit from a green building literate general public. Green building education is an expanding frontier for…
Descriptors: Science Education, Environmental Education, STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Rowland, Ashley A.; Dounas-Frazer, Dimitri R.; Ríos, Laura; Lewandowski, H. J.; Corwin, Lisa A. – International Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Background: Qualitative interviewing is a common tool that has been utilized by science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education researchers to explore and describe the experiences of students, educators, or other educational stakeholders. Some interviewing techniques use co-creation of an artifact, such as a personal timeline,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teaching Methods, Interviews, Undergraduate Students
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Dreyfus, Benjamin W.; Hoehn, Jessica R.; Elby, Andrew; Finkelstein, Noah D.; Gupta, Ayush – International Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Background: While there has been increasing recognition of the importance of attending to students' views about what counts as knowing and learning a STEM field, surveys that measure these "epistemological" beliefs are often used in ways that implicitly assume the fields, e.g., "physics," to be a single domain about which…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Science Education, Quantum Mechanics
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Binder, Torsten; Sandmann, Angela; Sures, Bernd; Friege, Gunnar; Theyssen, Heike; Schmiemann, Philipp – International Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Background: Increasingly, high dropout rates in science courses at colleges and universities have led to discussions of causes and potential support measures of students. Students' prior knowledge is repeatedly mentioned as the best predictor of academic achievement. Theory describes four hierarchically ordered types of prior knowledge, from…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Knowledge Level, Science Instruction, Biology
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Bathgate, Meghan E.; Aragón, Oriana R.; Cavanagh, Andrew J.; Waterhouse, Jonathan K.; Frederick, Jennifer; Graham, Mark J. – International Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Background: Evidence-based teaching, such as active learning, is associated with increases in student learning and engagement. Although many faculty are beginning to adopt innovative practices, traditional lecture-based teaching tends to dominate college science education. What are the factors associated with faculty's decision to incorporate…
Descriptors: College Science, STEM Education, Science Instruction, Evidence Based Practice
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Otten, Mara; Van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, Marja; Veldhuis, Michiel – International Journal of STEM Education, 2019
This paper reports a systematic literature review of the balance model, an often-used aid to teach linear equations. The purpose of the review was to report "why" such a model is used, "what" types of models are used, and "when" they are used. In total, 34 peer-reviewed journal articles were analyzed, resulting in a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Mathematical Concepts, Equations (Mathematics)
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Menekse, Muhsin; Purzer, Senay; Heo, Damji – International Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Background: Being an effective team member is one of the key twenty-first century skills and a fundamental proficiency required for jobs and work settings in an increasingly global economy. Collaborative problem-solving in team settings is a critical practice in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields as an effective teaching…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Teamwork, Academic Achievement, Verbal Communication
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