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  1. Content type: Research

    This study describes how teachers’ nature of science (NOS) views changed throughout an innovative Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program that provided sustained support throughout the process in a c...

    Authors: Eda Erdas Kartal, William W. Cobern, Nihal Dogan, Serhat Irez, Gultekin Cakmakci and Yalcin Yalaki

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:30

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    A redesigned curriculum for teaching engineering graphics was adopted in an introductory mechanical engineering course. The rollout of this curriculum was staggered, allowing for comparisons of student percept...

    Authors: Sunni Newton, Meltem Alemdar, Ethan Hilton, Julie Linsey and Katherine Fu

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:29

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  3. Content type: Research

    Studies continually show benefits of active learning in college classrooms, yet it is difficult to get faculty to adopt these methods. Particularly challenging is the final step of the instructional change pro...

    Authors: Charles N. Hayward and Sandra L. Laursen

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:28

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  4. Content type: Research

    Fractions continue to pose a critical challenge for students and their teachers alike. Mathematics education research indicates that the challenge with fractions may stem from the limitations of part-whole con...

    Authors: Jesse L. M. Wilkins and Anderson Norton

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:27

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  5. Content type: Research

    Social network analysis (SNA) literature suggests that leaders should be well connected and can be identified through network measurements. Other literature suggests that identifying leaders ideally involves m...

    Authors: Alexis V. Knaub, Charles Henderson and Kathleen Quardokus Fisher

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:26

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  6. Content type: Short report

    There is a lack of students enrolling in upper secondary school physics courses. In addition, many students discontinue the physics track, causing a lack of applicants for university-level science, technology,...

    Authors: Sanna Lehtamo, Kalle Juuti, Janna Inkinen and Jari Lavonen

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:25

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  7. Content type: Research

    Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs are expected to make up a significant portion of the U.S. workforce. Unfortunately, the trend in retaining students in STEM majors has been going down. If...

    Authors: Joseph Appianing and Richard N. Van Eck

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:24

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  8. Content type: Research

    Over the past decade, the prevalence of anxiety has increased among college-aged students and college counseling centers have become increasingly concerned about the negative impact of anxiety on students. Whi...

    Authors: Katelyn M. Cooper, Virginia R. Downing and Sara E. Brownell

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:23

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  9. Content type: Research

    A sample of 1448 students in grades 7 and 9 was drawn from public schools in Atlantic Canada to explore students’ knowledge of science and mathematics requirements for science, technology, engineering, and mat...

    Authors: Karen A. Blotnicky, Tamara Franz-Odendaal, Frederick French and Phillip Joy

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:22

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  10. Content type: Research

    High-stakes assessments, such the Graduate Records Examination, have transitioned from paper to computer administration. Low-stakes research-based assessments (RBAs), such as the Force Concept Inventory, have ...

    Authors: Jayson M. Nissen, Manher Jariwala, Eleanor W. Close and Ben Van Dusen

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:21

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  11. Content type: Short report

    Productive learning processes and good learning outcomes can be attained by applying the basic elements of active learning. The basic elements include fostering discussions and disputations, facing alternative...

    Authors: Pekka Koskinen, Joni Lämsä, Jussi Maunuksela, Raija Hämäläinen and Jouni Viiri

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:20

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  12. Content type: Research

    The Office of Naval Research (ONR) organized a STEM Challenge initiative to explore how intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) can be developed in a reasonable amount of time to help students learn STEM topics. T...

    Authors: Arthur C. Graesser, Xiangen Hu, Benjamin D. Nye, Kurt VanLehn, Rohit Kumar, Cristina Heffernan, Neil Heffernan, Beverly Woolf, Andrew M. Olney, Vasile Rus, Frank Andrasik, Philip Pavlik, Zhiqiang Cai, Jon Wetzel, Brent Morgan, Andrew J. Hampton…

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:15

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  13. Content type: Research

    Contemporary work in the design and development of intelligent training systems employs task analysis (TA) methods for gathering knowledge that is subsequently encoded into task models. These task models form ...

    Authors: Anna Skinner, David Diller, Rohit Kumar, Jan Cannon-Bowers, Roger Smith, Alyssa Tanaka, Danielle Julian and Ray Perez

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:14

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  14. Content type: Research

    Interactive learning environments often provide help strategies to facilitate learning. Hints, for example, help students recall relevant concepts, identify mistakes, and make inferences. However, several stud...

    Authors: Paul Salvador Inventado, Peter Scupelli, Korinn Ostrow, Neil Heffernan III, Jaclyn Ocumpaugh, Victoria Almeda and Stefan Slater

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:13

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  15. Content type: Research

    This study investigated learning outcomes and user perceptions from interactions with a hybrid intelligent tutoring system created by combining the AutoTutor conversational tutoring system with the Assessment ...

    Authors: Benjamin D. Nye, Philip I. Pavlik Jr., Alistair Windsor, Andrew M. Olney, Mustafa Hajeer and Xiangen Hu

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:12

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  16. Content type: Research

    Though active-learning instruction has the potential to positively impact the preparation and diversity of STEM graduates, not all instructors are able to achieve this potential. One important factor is the te...

    Authors: Anna Jo J. Auerbach and Tessa C. Andrews

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:19

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  17. Content type: Guest Editorial

    This special issue presents evaluations of four intelligent tutoring systems. These systems were funded under the Office of Naval Research’s STEM Grand Challenge for intelligent tutoring systems. The systems e...

    Authors: Scotty D. Craig, Arthur C. Graesser and Ray S. Perez

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:11

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  18. Content type: Research

    Women and students of color are widely underrepresented in most STEM fields. In order to investigate this underrepresentation, we interviewed 201 college seniors, primarily women and people of color, who eithe...

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

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:10

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  19. Content type: Research

    Undergraduate research experiences (UREs) have been proposed as means to increase the retention and engagement of minority—and more specifically Hispanic—college students in science, technology, engineering, a...

    Authors: Laura Rodríguez Amaya, Tania Betancourt, Kristina Henry Collins, Orlando Hinojosa and Carlos Corona

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:9

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  20. Content type: Research

    Science in the Learning Gardens (henceforth, SciLG) program was designed to address two well-documented, inter-related educational problems: under-representation in science of students from racial and ethnic m...

    Authors: Dilafruz R. Williams, Heather Brule, Sybil S. Kelley and Ellen A. Skinner

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:8

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  21. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:7

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  22. Content type: Research

    Makers are a growing community of STEM-minded people who bridge technical and non-technical backgrounds to imagine, build and fabricate engineering systems. Some have engineering training, some do not. This pa...

    Authors: Christina Foster, Aubrey Wigner, Micah Lande and Shawn S. Jordan

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:6

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