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  1. Research

    My science class and expected career choices—a structural equation model of determinants involving Abu Dhabi high school students

    This study is about Abu Dhabi high school students’ interest in science in different contexts. The survey was conducted in connection with the international project, the Relevance of Science Education (ROSE). ...

    Masood Badri, Ali Alnuaimi, Jihad Mohaidat, Asma Al Rashedi, Guang Yang and Karima Al Mazroui

    International Journal of STEM Education 2016 3:12

    Published on: 21 July 2016

  2. Commentary

    A conceptual framework for integrated STEM education

    The global urgency to improve STEM education may be driven by environmental and social impacts of the twenty-first century which in turn jeopardizes global security and economic stability. The complexity of th...

    Todd R. Kelley and J. Geoff Knowles

    International Journal of STEM Education 2016 3:11

    Published on: 19 July 2016

  3. Short report

    NE STEM 4U: an out-of-school time academic program to improve achievement of socioeconomically disadvantaged youth in STEM areas

    The Nebraska Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics 4U (NE STEM 4U) program was initiated at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) in 2013. NE STEM 4U is a student-run, faculty-led program facil...

    Christine E. Cutucache, Jamie L. Luhr, Kari L. Nelson, Neal F. Grandgenett and William E. Tapprich

    International Journal of STEM Education 2016 3:6

    Published on: 24 March 2016

  4. Research

    Challenging instructors to change: a mixed methods investigation on the effects of material development on the pedagogical beliefs of geoscience instructors

    STEM educational reform encourages a transition from instructor-centered passive learning environments to student-centered, active learning environments. Instructors adopting these changes incorporate research...

    Michael A. Pelch and David A. McConnell

    International Journal of STEM Education 2016 3:5

    Published on: 22 March 2016

  5. Research

    On understanding and improving the teaching of university Mathematics

    This paper reports on a professional development workshop in University level mathematics. The workshop was grounded in Schoenfeld’s (How we think. A theory of goal-oriented decision-making and its educational...

    Alan H. Schoenfeld, Mike Thomas and Bill Barton

    International Journal of STEM Education 2016 3:4

    Published on: 21 March 2016

  6. Commentary

    STEM education K-12: perspectives on integration

    This commentary was stimulated by Yeping Li’s first editorial (2014) citing one of the journal’s goals as adding multidisciplinary perspectives to current studies of single disciplines comprising the focus of ...

    Lyn D. English

    International Journal of STEM Education 2016 3:3

    Published on: 1 March 2016

  7. Research

    Supporting sustained adoption of education innovations: The Designing for Sustained Adoption Assessment Instrument

    Every year, significant effort and resources are expended around the world to develop innovative instructional strategies and materials to improve undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic...

    Courtney Stanford, Renée Cole, Jeff Froyd, Debra Friedrichsen, Raina Khatri and Charles Henderson

    International Journal of STEM Education 2016 3:1

    Published on: 3 February 2016

  8. Research

    Supporting students with disabilities and limited English proficiency: STEM educator professional development participation and perceived utility

    Professional development offerings assist K–12 educators in addressing new and evolving classroom dynamics, circumstances, and situations. With the emerging demands of an increasingly science, technology, engi...

    S. Li, J. V. Ernst and T. O. Williams

    International Journal of STEM Education 2015 2:20

    Published on: 29 December 2015

    The Erratum to this article has been published in International Journal of STEM Education 2016 3:2

  9. Short report

    University-level practical activities in bioinformatics benefit voluntary groups of pupils in the last 2 years of school

    Bioinformatics—the use of computers in biology—is of major and increasing importance to biological sciences and medicine. We conducted a preliminary investigation of the value of bringing practical, university...

    Daniel Barker, Rosanna G. Alderson, James L. McDonagh, Heleen Plaisier, Muriel M. Comrie, Leigh Duncan, Gavin T. P. Muirhead and Stuart D. Sweeney

    International Journal of STEM Education 2015 2:17

    Published on: 28 October 2015

  10. Short report

    Analysis of errors in derivatives of trigonometric functions

    This article reports on an analysis of errors that were displayed by students who studied mathematics in Chemical Engineering in derivatives of mostly trigonometric functions. The poor performance of these stu...

    Sibawu Witness Siyepu

    International Journal of STEM Education 2015 2:16

    Published on: 15 October 2015

  11. Research

    The importance of context: an exploration of factors influencing the adoption of student-centered teaching among chemistry, biology, and physics faculty

    Research at the secondary and postsecondary levels has clearly demonstrated the critical role that individual and contextual characteristics play in instructors’ decision to adopt educational innovations. Alth...

    Travis J Lund and Marilyne Stains

    International Journal of STEM Education 2015 2:13

    Published on: 18 August 2015

  12. Research

    The role of visual representations in scientific practices: from conceptual understanding and knowledge generation to ‘seeing’ how science works

    The use of visual representations (i.e., photographs, diagrams, models) has been part of science, and their use makes it possible for scientists to interact with and represent complex phenomena, not observable...

    Maria Evagorou, Sibel Erduran and Terhi Mäntylä

    International Journal of STEM Education 2015 2:11

    Published on: 19 July 2015

  13. Research

    Teachers’ perceptions of students’ mathematical work while making conjectures: an examination of teacher discussions of an animated geometry classroom scenario

    This paper reports on a study examining teachers’ perceptions of students they observed in an animated episode and who were engaged in the work of making conjectures in a geometry classroom. We examined eight ...

    Wendy R Aaron and Patricio G Herbst

    International Journal of STEM Education 2015 2:10

    Published on: 30 May 2015

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