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  1. 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

  2. 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

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    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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Research

    Women’s interest development and motivations to persist as college students in STEM: a mixed methods analysis of views and voices from a Hispanic-Serving Institution

    The constructs of interest and motivation are often identified as factors that contribute to the persistence of undergraduate college women in physics, mathematics, engineering, engineering technology, and com...

    Kimberly Grau Talley and Araceli Martinez Ortiz

    International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:5

    Published on: 30 March 2017

  8. Research

    How do undergraduate STEM mentors reflect upon their mentoring experiences in an outreach program engaging K-8 youth?

    Many university students are becoming involved in mentoring programs, yet few studies describe the impact of mentoring on the mentor. Additionally, many studies report that students graduating from college are...

    Kari Nelson, Jaime Sabel, Cory Forbes, Neal Grandgenett, William Tapprich and Christine Cutucache

    International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:3

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  9. Research

    Characteristics of well-propagated teaching innovations in undergraduate STEM

    The undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education community has developed a large number of innovative teaching strategies and materials, but the majority of these go unused ...

    Raina Khatri, Charles Henderson, Renee Cole, Jeffrey E. Froyd, Debra Friedrichsen and Courtney Stanford

    International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:2

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  10. Research

    The eight essential elements of inclusive STEM high schools

    Inclusive STEM (traditionally known to stand for “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math”) high schools are emerging across the country as a mechanism for improving STEM education and getting more and dive...

    Melanie LaForce, Elizabeth Noble, Heather King, Jeanne Century, Courtney Blackwell, Sandra Holt, Ahmed Ibrahim and Stephanie Loo

    International Journal of STEM Education 2016 3:21

    Published on: 21 November 2016


    Astrophotography, a portal for engaging non-STEM majors in science

    We report the results of an undergraduate course in astrophotography designed to engage non-STEM majors in the natural sciences to train future amateur astronomers and citizen scientists. Over 200,000 students...

    Mario A. De Leo–Winkler, Gabriela Canalizo and Gillian Wilson

    International Journal of STEM Education 2016 3:20

    Published on: 8 November 2016

  12. Research

    Teachers’ use of classroom assessment techniques in primary mathematics education—an explorative study with six Chinese teachers

    This paper reports on the use of classroom assessment techniques (CATs) by primary school mathematics teachers in China. CATs are short, focused assessment activities that can reveal students’ understanding of...

    Xiaoyan Zhao, Marja Van den Heuvel-Panhuizen and Michiel Veldhuis

    International Journal of STEM Education 2016 3:19

    Published on: 5 November 2016

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