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  1. Research

    Strategies to mitigate student resistance to active learning

    Research has shown that active learning promotes student learning and increases retention rates of STEM undergraduates. Yet, instructors are reluctant to change their teaching approaches for several reasons, i...

    Sneha Tharayil, Maura Borrego, Michael Prince, Kevin A. Nguyen, Prateek Shekhar, Cynthia J. Finelli and Cynthia Waters

    International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:7

    Published on: 12 March 2018

  2. Research

    Understanding science teachers’ implementations of integrated STEM curricular units through a phenomenological multiple case study

    Current reforms in K-12 STEM education call for integration between science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Such integration of STEM disciplines at the K-12 level offers students an opportuni...

    Emily A. Dare, Joshua A. Ellis and Gillian H. Roehrig

    International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:4

    Published on: 13 February 2018

  3. Commentary

    Four frames for systemic change in STEM departments

    This paper adapts the four-frame model of organizational change to the context of higher education. We offer the model as a tool for researchers and change agents who wish to study and enact systemic change wi...

    Daniel L. Reinholz and Naneh Apkarian

    International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:3

    Published on: 9 February 2018

  4. Short report

    Changing the face of STEM with stormwater research

    The University of Maine Stormwater Management and Research Team (SMART) program began in 2014 with the goal of creating a diverse science-technology-engineering-math (STEM) pathway with community water researc...

    Mohamad Musavi, Wilhelm A. Friess, Cary James and Jennifer C. Isherwood

    International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:2

    Published on: 24 January 2018

  5. Research

    Development of pedagogical knowledge among learning assistants

    Successful outcomes of the Learning Assistant (LA) model include increased learning outcomes in STEM gateway courses and increased persistence to graduation among LAs and the students they serve. While there a...

    Laken M. Top, Sarah A. Schoonraad and Valerie K. Otero

    International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:1

    Published on: 8 January 2018

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

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