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  1. Continuous calls for reform in science education emphasize the need to provide science experiences in lower-division courses to improve the retention of STEM majors and to develop science literacy and STEM ski...

    Authors: X. Ben Wu, Carolyn Sandoval, Stephanie Knight, Xavier Jaime, Maria Macik and Jane F. Schielack

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:31

    Content type: Research

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  2. Teacher communities of practice, identity, and self-efficacy have been proposed to influence positive teacher outcomes in retention, suggesting all three may be related constructs. Qualitative studies of commu...

    Authors: Samuel J. Polizzi, Yicong Zhu, Joshua W. Reid, Brandon Ofem, Sara Salisbury, Michael Beeth, Gillian Roehrig, Margaret Mohr-Schroeder, Keith Sheppard and Gregory T. Rushton

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:30

    Content type: Research

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  3. This paper explores the epistemologies and discourse of undergraduate students at the transdisciplinary intersection of engineering and the arts. Our research questions focus on the kinds of knowledge that stu...

    Authors: Joshua Cruz, Noa Bruhis, Nadia Kellam and Suren Jayasuriya

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:29

    Content type: Research

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  4. Around the world, efforts are underway to include engineering design as part of elementary science instruction. A common rationale for those efforts is that Engineering Design-based Science Teaching (EDST) is ...

    Authors: Jacob Pleasants, Kristina M. Tank and Joanne K. Olson

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:16

    Content type: Research

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  5. Despite the diverse student population in the USA, the labor force in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) does not reflect this reality. While restrictive messages about who belongs in STE...

    Authors: Ursula Nguyen and Catherine Riegle-Crumb

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:28

    Content type: Research

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  6. The excessive use of Internet-based technologies has received a considerable attention over the past years. Despite this, there is relatively little research on how general Internet usage patterns at and outsi...

    Authors: Dmitri Rozgonjuk, Karin Täht and Kristjan Vassil

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:27

    Content type: Research

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  7. Many students solving quantitative problems in science struggle to apply mathematical instruction they have received to novel problems. The few students who succeed often draw on both their mathematical unders...

    Authors: Fang Fang Zhao, Linh Chau and Anita Schuchardt

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:26

    Content type: Research

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  8. While there have been numerous calls to increase the participation of people with disabilities in STEM, many postsecondary institutions are not equipped to support students with disabilities. We examined the a...

    Authors: Erin Scanlon, Zachary W. Taylor, John Raible, Jacob Bates and Jacquelyn J. Chini

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:25

    Content type: Research

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  9. Team-based instructional change is a promising model for improving undergraduate STEM instruction. Teams are more likely to produce sustainable, innovative, and high-quality outcomes than individuals working a...

    Authors: Diana Sachmpazidi, Alice Olmstead, Amreen Nasim Thompson, Charles Henderson and Andrea Beach

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:15

    Content type: Research

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  10. In recent years, makerspaces have become increasingly common venues of STEM education and are rapidly being incorporated into undergraduate programs. These spaces give students and instructors access to advanc...

    Authors: Madison E. Andrews, Maura Borrego and Audrey Boklage

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:24

    Content type: Research

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  11. Active learning supports student performance, but can be challenging to implement in large courses. The Learning Assistant (LA) Program is a growing intervention to support students in large active learning cl...

    Authors: Dania Hernandez, Gema Jacomino, Uma Swamy, Krista Donis and Sarah L. Eddy

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:22

    Content type: Research

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  12. Boredom during learning activities has the potential of impeding attention, motivation, learning and eventually achievement. Yet, research focusing on its possible antecedents seems to have received less atten...

    Authors: Margaret Ekatushabe, Diana Kwarikunda, Charles M. Muwonge, Joseph Ssenyonga and Ulrich Schiefele

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:8

    Content type: Research

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  13. With widespread adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in the USA (US), research is needed on how secondary science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers conceptualize the...

    Authors: Kimberly B. Christian, Angela M. Kelly and Mónica F. Bugallo

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:21

    Content type: Research

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  14. Social capital, defined as the people one knows and the resources available through that network of people, has been a key variable in research examining the participation of women and underrepresented minorit...

    Authors: Ellen Puccia, Julie P. Martin, Chrystal A. S. Smith, Gladis Kersaint, Rebecca Campbell-Montalvo, Hesborn Wao, Reginald Lee, John Skvoretz and George MacDonald

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:20

    Content type: Research

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  15. In the rapidly changing industrial environment and job market, engineering profession requires a vast body of skills, one of them being decision making under uncertainty. Knowing that misunderstanding of proba...

    Authors: Marija Kaplar, Zorana Lužanin and Srđan Verbić

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:18

    Content type: Research

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  16. Despite the evidence supporting the effectiveness of active learning in undergraduate STEM courses, the adoption of active learning has been slow. One barrier to adoption is instructors’ concerns about student...

    Authors: Kevin A. Nguyen, Maura Borrego, Cynthia J. Finelli, Matt DeMonbrun, Caroline Crockett, Sneha Tharayil, Prateek Shekhar, Cynthia Waters and Robyn Rosenberg

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:9

    Content type: Research

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  17. Students’ attitudinal beliefs related to how they see themselves in STEM have been a focal point of recent research, given their well-documented links to retention and persistence. These beliefs are most often...

    Authors: Madison E. Andrews, Anita D. Patrick and Maura Borrego

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:13

    Content type: Research

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  18. Adoption and use of effective, research-based instructional strategies (RBISs) for STEM education is less widespread than hoped. To promote further use of RBISs, the propagation paradigm suggests that develope...

    Authors: Edward Price, Alexandra C. Lau, Fred Goldberg, Chandra Turpen, P. Sean Smith, Melissa Dancy and Steve Robinson

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:17

    Content type: Research

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  19. Rate of change concepts from calculus are presented and applied rather differently in college mathematics, physics, biology, and chemistry classes. This is not simply a matter of pedagogical style but reflects...

    Authors: Jeffrey M. Rabin, Adam Burgasser, Thomas J. Bussey, John Eggers, Stanley M. Lo, Sherry Seethaler, Laura Stevens and Haim Weizman

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:11

    Content type: Commentary

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  20. Undergraduate research experiences are becoming essential for pursuing future opportunities in science, but little has been done to identify what factors predict which students get to participate in research a...

    Authors: Katelyn M. Cooper, Jacqueline M. Cala and Sara E. Brownell

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:6

    Content type: Research

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  21. Scientific ideas are often expressed as mathematical equations. Understanding the ideas contained within these equations requires making sense of both the embedded mathematics knowledge and scientific knowledg...

    Authors: FangFang Zhao and Anita Schuchardt

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:10

    Content type: Review

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  22. This paper contributes to current discussions about supporting prospective teachers (PSTs) in developing skills of noticing students’ mathematical thinking. We draw attention to PSTs’ initial noticing skills (...

    Authors: Marta T. Magiera and Vecihi S. Zambak

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:7

    Content type: Research

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  23. Transforming the culture of STEM higher education to be more inclusive and help more students reach STEM careers is challenging. Herein, we describe a new model for STEM higher education transformation, the Su...

    Authors: Jessica Santangelo, Lawrence Hobbie, Jacqueline Lee, Michael Pullin, Eugenia Villa-Cuesta and Alison Hyslop

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:3

    Content type: Research

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  24. Engagement with particle-level simulations can help students visualize the motion and interactions of gas particles, thus helping them develop a more scientifically accurate mental model. Such engagement outsi...

    Authors: Brianna L. Martinez, Ryan D. Sweeder, Jessica R. VandenPlas and Deborah G. Herrington

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:5

    Content type: Research

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  25. Inclusive STEM high schools seek to broaden STEM participation by accepting students on the basis of interest rather than test scores and providing a program sufficient to prepare students for a STEM major in ...

    Authors: Barbara Means, Haiwen Wang, Xin Wei, Viki Young and Emi Iwatani

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:4

    Content type: Research

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  26. Few tools or rubrics exist to assess the quality of integrated STEM curricula, and existing tools focus on checklists of characteristics of integrated STEM. While such instruments provide important information...

    Authors: Gillian H. Roehrig, Emily A. Dare, Elizabeth Ring-Whalen and Jeanna R. Wieselmann

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:2

    Content type: Research

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  27. This study focuses on probing preservice technology teachers’ cognitive structures and how they construct engineering design in technology-learning activities and explores the effects of infusing an engineerin...

    Authors: Kuen-Yi Lin, Ying-Tien Wu, Yi-Ting Hsu and P. John Williams

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:1

    Content type: Research

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  28. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) educators and stakeholders in South Africa are interested in the ways STEM students make their career decisions because of the shortages in these critic...

    Authors: Ethel Ndidiamaka Abe and Vitallis Chikoko

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:60

    Content type: Research

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  29. A considerable body of evidence demonstrates that active, student-centered instructional practices are more effective than lecture-based, transmissionist approaches in improving undergraduate STEM learning. De...

    Authors: Melody McConnell, Lisa Montplaisir and Erika G Offerdahl

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:53

    Content type: Commentary

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  30. Differences in post-secondary academic outcomes along dimensions of gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status are a major concern. Few studies have considered differences in patterns of academic outcome...

    Authors: Lorraine Blatt, Christian D. Schunn, Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal and Benjamin Margolin Rottman

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:58

    Content type: Research

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  31. STEM identity has been shown to have a powerful role in an individual’s success in educational environments, as well as on their career goals and trajectories. Historically, however, STEM identity formation fo...

    Authors: Alison Singer, Georgina Montgomery and Shannon Schmoll

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:57

    Content type: Short report

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  32. The Classroom Observation Project employs direct observations of geoscience teaching across the USA using the Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP) to quantify the use of reformed teaching practices. W...

    Authors: Rachel Teasdale, Katherine Ryker, Karen Viskupic, C. Doug Czajka and Cathryn Manduca

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:56

    Content type: Research

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  33. Understanding student motivational factors such as test anxiety and science confidence is important for increasing retention in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), especially for underrepresente...

    Authors: Sehoya Cotner, Lucas M. Jeno, J. D. Walker, Christian Jørgensen and Vigdis Vandvik

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:55

    Content type: Research

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  34. Prior research reported that motivational beliefs that individuals attach to specific tasks predict continuing interest and persistence in the task. A motivational approach may be particularly useful for under...

    Authors: Gaye D. Ceyhan and John W. Tillotson

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:54

    Content type: Research

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  35. It is well-documented that experiences in STEM courses for women and students of color are different from the experiences of White men. As part of a larger interview study, 183 college seniors from diverse gen...

    Authors: Melissa Dancy, Katherine Rainey, Elizabeth Stearns, Roslyn Mickelson and Stephanie Moller

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:52

    Content type: Research

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  36. Identity provides a useful conceptual lens for understanding educational inequalities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In this paper, we examine how paying attention to physical and ...

    Authors: Spela Godec, Uma Patel, Louise Archer and Emily Dawson

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:51

    Content type: Research

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  37. Large achievement and motivation gaps exist in science between students from higher and lower socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds. Middle and high school are an important time to address these disparities, ...

    Authors: Allison S. Liu and Christian D. Schunn

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:49

    Content type: Research

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  38. This paper compares the effects of two classroom-based technology-enhanced teaching interventions, conducted in two schools in sixth (age 11–12) grade. In one school, the intervention involves the use of a cla...

    Authors: Oi-Lam Ng, Lian Shi and Fridolin Ting

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:50

    Content type: Research

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  39. Race and gender disparities remain a challenge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. We introduce campus racial climate as a framework for conceptualizing the role of racial mi...

    Authors: Meggan J. Lee, Jasmine D. Collins, Stacy Anne Harwood, Ruby Mendenhall and Margaret Browne Huntt

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:48

    Content type: Research

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  40. China has great student participation in STEM education. Chinese society has a progressive and positive attitude towards STEM as it is considered to provide more opportunities in life. Teachers play a vital ro...

    Authors: Yan Dong, Jing Wang, Yunying Yang and Premnadh M. Kurup

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:47

    Content type: Research

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  41. Although mathematics anxiety and self-efficacy are relatively well-researched, there are several uninvestigated terrains. In particular, there is little research on how mathematics anxiety and mathematics self...

    Authors: Dmitri Rozgonjuk, Tiina Kraav, Kristel Mikkor, Kerli Orav-Puurand and Karin Täht

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:46

    Content type: Short report

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  42. Despite the increasing number of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) jobs available, concern continues to grow over the low number of students who choose to study and enter STEM fields. Re...

    Authors: Kelli M. Paul, Adam V. Maltese and Dubravka Svetina Valdivia

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:45

    Content type: Research

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  43. Understanding cultural diversity in STEM education is important for inclusivity and teaching STEM literacy for all. We explore diversity at a micro-cultural classroom level involving students’ emotional experi...

    Authors: James P. Davis, Juan Du, Jia-Hui Tang, Lu Qiao, Yan-Qiu Liu and Feng-Kuang Chiang

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:44

    Content type: Research

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  44. Inquiry-based teaching (IBT) and improving school climate are the two most commonly used strategies for fostering learning and critical thinking skills in students. IBT has positioned itself as one of the most...

    Authors: Ricardo L. Gómez and Ana María Suárez

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:43

    Content type: Research

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  45. Mentorship has been well-established in the literature as fostering scientific identity and career pathways for underrepresented minority students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fi...

    Authors: Kaitlyn Atkins, Bryan M. Dougan, Michelle S. Dromgold-Sermen, Hannah Potter, Viji Sathy and A. T. Panter

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:42

    Content type: Research

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