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  1. The International Journal of STEM Education went through seven publication cycle years from August 2014 to July 2021. The journal’s performance has consistently reflected the rapid development in STEM education r...

    Authors: Yeping Li

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:58

    Content type: Editorial

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  2. Two critical challenges in science education are how to engage students in the practices of science and how to develop and sustain interest. The goal of this study was to examine the extent to which high schoo...

    Authors: Bobby Habig and Preeti Gupta

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:57

    Content type: Research

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  3. Innovation in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields in the U.S. is threatened by a lack of diversity. Social identity threat research finds messages in the academic environment devalue women...

    Authors: Sheri L. Clark, Christina Dyar, Elizabeth M. Inman, Nina Maung and Bonita London

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:56

    Content type: Research

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  4. The Learning Assistant (LA) model with its subsequent support and training has evidenced significant gains for undergraduate STEM learning and persistence, especially in high-stakes courses like Calculus. Yet,...

    Authors: R. L. Hite, G. Childers, J. Gottlieb, R. Velasco, L. Johnson, G. B. Williams, K. Griffith and J. Dwyer

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:55

    Content type: Research

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  5. Unplugged programming is proved to be an effective means to foster the learner-centered programming learning. In addition to the final tests, learners’ programming knowledge, skills, and capacities are primari...

    Authors: Dan Sun, Fan Ouyang, Yan Li and Caifeng Zhu

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:54

    Content type: Research

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  6. Motivation is critical for supporting persistence and achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. In this study, we focus on the assessment of mathematics motivation am...

    Authors: Logan Fiorella, So Yoon Yoon, Kinnari Atit, Jason R. Power, Grace Panther, Sheryl Sorby, David H. Uttal and Norma Veurink

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:52

    Content type: Research

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  7. Teacher emotions are sometimes underplayed in the research field of teaching and teacher education. Also, teachers often undergo transformations in their professional identities during education reforms. Howev...

    Authors: Haozhe Jiang, Ke Wang, Xiaoqin Wang, Xiaohui Lei and Ziyi Huang

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:51

    Content type: Research

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  8. A substantial monetary investment supports STEM doctoral students in the United States (U.S.) through a variety of funding mechanisms (e.g., fellowships, research, and teaching assistantships). However, we hav...

    Authors: Dustin Grote, Anita Patrick, Chelsea Lyles, David Knight, Maura Borrego and Abdulrahman Alsharif

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:50

    Content type: Research

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  9. The first day of class helps students learn about what to expect from their instructors and courses. Messaging used by instructors, which varies in content and approach on the first day, shapes classroom socia...

    Authors: Clara L. Meaders, Lillian G. Senn, Brian A. Couch, A. Kelly Lane, Marilyne Stains, MacKenzie R. Stetzer, Erin Vinson and Michelle K. Smith

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:49

    Content type: Research

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  10. Teaching engineering at a high school level has been a subject of substantial concern during recent curriculum reforms. Many countries are increasingly including engineering-focused subjects in their technolog...

    Authors: Kuang-Chao Yu, Pai-Hsing Wu, Kuen-Yi Lin, Szu-Chun Fan, Sy-Yi Tzeng and Chih-Jung Ku

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:48

    Content type: Research

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  11. Seminal reports, based on recommendations by educators, scientists, and in collaboration with students, have called for undergraduate curricula to engage students in some of the same practices as scientists—on...

    Authors: Rashmi Shivni, Christina Cline, Morgan Newport, Shupei Yuan and Heather E. Bergan-Roller

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:47

    Content type: Research

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  12. To address some challenges that the large lecture-focused courses have faced in higher education, the flipped classroom model was implemented in mechanical engineering. The purpose of the study was to investig...

    Authors: Hyun Jin Cho, Kejie Zhao, Cho Rong Lee, Debra Runshe and Chuck Krousgrill

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:46

    Content type: Research

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  13. While many research-based instructional strategies in STEM have been developed, faculty need support in implementing and sustaining use of these strategies. A number of STEM faculty professional development pr...

    Authors: Alexandra C. Lau, Makenna Martin, Adriana Corrales, Chandra Turpen, Fred Goldberg and Edward Price

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:45

    Content type: Research

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  14. Investigations into drivers and barriers to the uptake of learner-centered instructional practices in STEM courses have identified the climate within a department as a potential influential factor. However, fe...

    Authors: Lu Shi and Marilyne Stains

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:44

    Content type: Research

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  15. The ability to navigate obstacles and embrace iteration following failure is a hallmark of a scientific disposition and is hypothesized to increase students’ persistence in science, technology, engineering, an...

    Authors: Meredith A. Henry, Shayla Shorter, Louise K. Charkoudian, Jennifer M. Heemstra, Benjamin Le and Lisa A. Corwin

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:43

    Content type: Research

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  16. Emerging methodologies that apply and integrate science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) in education have appeared in recent years as a pedagogical alternative providing more holistic and attra...

    Authors: José-Antonio Marín-Marín, Antonio-José Moreno-Guerrero, Pablo Dúo-Terrón and Jesús López-Belmonte

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:41

    Content type: Review

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  17. Recent research has demonstrated the importance of entrepreneurship education programs (EEPs) in the professional development of engineering students. Numerous universities have adopted various forms of EEPs w...

    Authors: Prateek Shekhar and Aileen Huang-Saad

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:40

    Content type: Research

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  18. We introduce a conceptual framework of K-12 STEM literacy that rightfully and intentionally positions each and every student, particularly minoritized groups, as belonging in STEM. In order to conceptualize th...

    Authors: Christa Jackson, Margaret J. Mohr-Schroeder, Sarah B. Bush, Cathrine Maiorca, Thomas Roberts, Caitlyn Yost and Abigail Fowler

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:38

    Content type: Review

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  19. This article systematically reviews how change theory has been used in STEM higher educational change between 1995 and 2019. Researchers are increasingly turning to theory to inform the design, implementation,...

    Authors: Daniel L. Reinholz, Isabel White and Tessa Andrews

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:37

    Content type: Review

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  20. Nurturing students’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers is a major goal of STEM education. Although the relationship between students’ stereotypical beliefs regarding S...

    Authors: Tian Luo, Winnie Wing Mui So, Zhi Hong Wan and Wai Chin Li

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:36

    Content type: Research

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  21. Research illustrates that student motivations influence learning engagement, persistence, and achievement in powerful ways and that positive motivations are linked to deeper learning, critical thinking, pro-so...

    Authors: Jonathan D. Stolk, Michael D. Gross and Yevgeniya V. Zastavker

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:35

    Content type: Research

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  22. This study examined how developing an engineering identity through the interplay between interest, recognition, and performance/competence beliefs and establishing a sense of belonging supported women’s persis...

    Authors: Dina Verdín

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:33

    Content type: Research

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  23. Active learning pedagogy has recently received a great deal of attention, and many universities have attempted to create student-centered learning environments to improve students’ academic success. The purpos...

    Authors: Hyun Jin Cho, Michael R. Melloch and Chantal Levesque-Bristol

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2021 8:32

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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