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  1. Research

    Student learning outcomes from a pilot medical innovations course with nursing, engineering, and biology undergraduate students

    Preparing today’s undergraduate students from science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and related health professions to solve wide-sweeping healthcare challenges is critical. Moreover, it is imperati...

    Patrice M. Ludwig, Jacquelyn K. Nagel and Erica J. Lewis

    International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:33

    Published on: 27 November 2017

  2. Commentary

    Bringing facilitation into view

    The articles in this volume reflect the continued popularity of video in professional development and raise important questions about how to situate video productively in varied contexts. Together, they highli...

    Elizabeth A. van Es and Miriam Gamoran Sherin

    International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:32

    Published on: 25 November 2017

  3. Research

    Design principles for effective video-based professional development

    Most studies of teacher professional development (PD) do not rigorously test impact on teaching practice and student learning. This makes it difficult to define what is truly “effective.” The Science Teachers Lea...

    Kathleen J. Roth, Jody Bintz, Nicole I. Z. Wickler, Connie Hvidsten, Joseph Taylor, Paul M. Beardsley, Arlo Caine and Christopher D. Wilson

    International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:31

    Published on: 24 November 2017

  4. Research

    The role of video-based discussion in model for preparing professional development leaders

    This paper describes the Problem-Solving Cycle model of professional development and the Mathematics Leadership Preparation model of PD leader preparation. These models form the backbone of our current researc...

    Hilda Borko, Janet Carlson, Charmaine Mangram, Robin Anderson, Alissa Fong, Susan Million, Suki Mozenter and Anthony Muro Villa

    International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:29

    Published on: 22 November 2017

  5. Guest Editorial

    Designing, facilitating, and scaling-up video-based professional development: supporting complex forms of teaching in science and mathematics

    This special issue brings together four effective video-based professional development programs—two in mathematics and two in science—that use classroom videos as the centerpiece of their efforts and have “sca...

    Miray Tekkumru-Kisa and Mary Kay Stein

    International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:27

    Published on: 20 November 2017

  6. Research

    Assessing the STEM landscape: the current instructional climate survey and the evidence-based instructional practices adoption scale

    The efficacy of active learning within STEM education is clear, and many institutions are working to help faculty adopt evidence-based instructional practices (EBIPs) which can promote active learning. In orde...

    R. Eric Landrum, Karen Viskupic, Susan E. Shadle and Doug Bullock

    International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:25

    Published on: 15 November 2017

  7. Short report

    Co-Measure: developing an assessment for student collaboration in STEAM activities

    The shortage of skilled workers choosing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers in the USA and worldwide has fueled a movement towards STEAM, in which the “A” addresses the arts and humaniti...

    Danielle Herro, Cassie Quigley, Jessica Andrews and Girlie Delacruz

    International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:26

    Published on: 15 November 2017

  8. Research

    How personal, behavioral, and environmental factors predict working in STEMM vs non-STEMM middle-skill careers

    Much of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medical (STEMM) education policy and research centers around developing the upper levels of the STEMM workforce sector. However, there are many positi...

    Matthew A. Cannady, Debra Moore, Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal, Eric Greenwald, Regie Stites and Christian D. Schunn

    International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:22

    Published on: 20 October 2017

  9. Research

    Required peer-cooperative learning improves retention of STEM majors

    Peer-cooperative learning has been shown in the literature to improve student success in gateway science and mathematics courses. Such studies typically demonstrate the impact of students’ attending peer-led l...

    Matthew Salomone and Thomas Kling

    International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:19

    Published on: 22 September 2017

  10. Research

    The test of basic Mechanics Conceptual Understanding (bMCU): using Rasch analysis to develop and evaluate an efficient multiple choice test on Newton’s mechanics

    Valid assessment of the understanding of Newton’s mechanics is highly relevant to both physics classrooms and research. Several tests have been developed. What remains missing, however, is an efficient and fai...

    Sarah I. Hofer, Ralph Schumacher and Herbert Rubin

    International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:18

    Published on: 20 September 2017

  11. Short report

    The Young Innovators Program at the Eshelman Institute for Innovation: a case study examining the role of a professional pharmacy school in enhancing STEM pursuits among secondary school students

    Professional schools, such as schools of pharmacy, are rarely involved with promoting STEM interests among secondary school students. To address this shortcoming, the Young Innovators Program (YIP) was create...

    Adam D. Friedman, Carlos R. Melendez, Antonio A. Bush, Samuel K. Lai and Jacqueline E. McLaughlin

    International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:17

    Published on: 16 September 2017

  12. Research

    Adolescents as agents of healthful change through scientific literacy development: A school-university partnership program in New Zealand

    Scientific literacy development is widely emphasized as the overarching goal of science education. It encompasses development of understanding of the nature of science as well as knowledge, attitudes, and valu...

    Jacquie L. Bay, Mark H. Vickers, Helen A. Mora, Deborah M. Sloboda and Susan M. Morton

    International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:15

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  13. Research

    Assessing teacher education and professional development needs for the implementation of integrated approaches to STEM education

    Given the growing interest in, and relevance of, integrated approaches to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, there is an urgent desire to understand the challenges and obstacle...

    David J. Shernoff, Suparna Sinha, Denise M. Bressler and Lynda Ginsburg

    International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:13

    Published on: 17 June 2017

  14. Research

    Integrating STEM in elementary classrooms using model-eliciting activities: responsive professional development for mathematics coaches and teachers

    This research highlights a school-university collaboration to pilot a professional development framework for integrating STEM in K-6 mathematics classrooms in a mid-Atlantic suburban school division. Because m...

    Courtney K. Baker and Terrie M. Galanti

    International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:10

    Published on: 5 June 2017

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