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  1. Unplugged activities as a low-cost solution to foster computational thinking (CT) skills seem to be a trend in recent years. However, current evidence of the effectiveness of unplugged activities in promoting ...

    Authors: Peng Chen, Dong Yang, Ahmed Hosny Saleh Metwally, Jari Lavonen and Xiao Wang
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:47
  2. We used an opportunity gap framework to analyze the pathways through which students enter into and depart from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees in an R1 higher education institu...

    Authors: Robin A. Costello, Shima Salehi, Cissy J. Ballen and Eric Burkholder
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:46
  3. Representational competence is commonly considered a prerequisite for the acquisition of conceptual knowledge, yet little exploration has been undertaken into the relation between these two constructs. Using a...

    Authors: Peter A. Edelsbrunner, Sarah Malone, Sarah I. Hofer, Stefan Küchemann, Jochen Kuhn, Roman Schmid, Kristin Altmeyer, Roland Brünken and Andreas Lichtenberger
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:44
  4. Integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education initiatives are becoming an increasingly popular approach to narrow the opportunity gap among underrepresented minority (i.e., Blac...

    Authors: Danielle R. Thomas and Karen H. Larwin
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:43
  5. Coding has become an integral part of STEM education. However, novice learners face difficulties in processing codes within embedded structures (also termed nested structures). This study aimed to investigate ...

    Authors: Xiaoxin Hao, Zhiyi Xu, Mingyue Guo, Yuzheng Hu and Fengji Geng
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:42
  6. The lack of racial diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines is perhaps one of the most challenging issues in the United States higher education system. The issue is no...

    Authors: Jue Wu, Torrie Cropps, Canek Moises Luna Phillips, Samara Boyle and Yvette E. Pearson
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:41
  7. Decades of research have examined what motivates students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, but STEM careers are a broad category encompassing hundreds of di...

    Authors: Emily Q. Rosenzweig and Xiao-Yin Chen
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:40
  8. The objective of this systematic review is to identify characteristics, trends, and gaps in measurement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education research.

    Authors: Danka Maric, Grant A. Fore, Samuel Cornelius Nyarko and Pratibha Varma-Nelson
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:39
  9. Learning assistants (LAs) increase accessibility to instructor–student interactions in large STEM lecture classes. In this research, we used the Formative Assessment Enactment Model developed for K-12 science ...

    Authors: Carina M. L. Carlos, Nicolette M. Maggiore, Vesal Dini and Ira Caspari-Gnann
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:38
  10. This meta-analysis examined the effectiveness of teacher professional development (PD) training on improving in-service STEM teachers’ self-efficacy in the K-12 teaching context. Twenty-one articles yielded 48...

    Authors: Xuan Zhou, Lina Shu, Zhihong Xu and Yolanda Padrón
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:37
  11. Digital educational games exhibit substantial promise in advancing STEM education. Nevertheless, the empirical evidence on both the efficacy of digital game-based learning and its designs in STEM education is ...

    Authors: Yang Gui, Zhihui Cai, Yajiao Yang, Lingyuan Kong, Xitao Fan and Robert H. Tai
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:36
  12. Depression is one of the top mental health concerns among biology graduate students and has contributed to the “graduate student mental health crisis” declared in 2018. Several prominent science outlets have c...

    Authors: Nicholas J. Wiesenthal, Logan E. Gin and Katelyn M. Cooper
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:35
  13. While laboratory practices have traditionally been conducted in-person, online asynchronous laboratory learning has been growing in popularity due to increased enrollments and the recent pandemic, creating opp...

    Authors: Drew Rosen and Angela M. Kelly
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:34
  14. STEM education providers increasingly use complex intervention models to redress persistent under-representation in STEM sectors. These intervention models require robust evaluation to determine their effectiv...

    Authors: Annie Padwick, Opeyemi Dele-Ajayi, Carol Davenport and Rebecca Strachan
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:33
  15. There are different teaching methods and learning content in the academic field of mathematics between school and university. Many students fail in their studies when the proportion of mathematics is high. Add...

    Authors: Steffen Wild and Christoph Neef
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:32
  16. Women and people of color continue to be underrepresented in many STEM fields and careers. Many studies have linked societal biases against the mathematical abilities of women and people of color to this under...

    Authors: Yasemin Copur-Gencturk, Ian Thacker and Joseph R. Cimpian
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:31
  17. Mental health for engineering undergraduates is an urgent topic for engineering educators. Narratives of engineering education requiring suffering may create or exacerbate problematic perceptions around stress...

    Authors: Karin J. Jensen, Joseph F. Mirabelli, Andrea J. Kunze, Thomas E. Romanchek and Kelly J. Cross
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:30
  18. The successful irruption of AI-based technology in our daily lives has led to a growing educational, social, and political interest in training citizens in AI. Education systems now need to train students at t...

    Authors: Lorena Casal-Otero, Alejandro Catala, Carmen Fernández-Morante, Maria Taboada, Beatriz Cebreiro and Senén Barro
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:29
  19. Given the disparities in gender representation, efforts are needed to make engineering education more inclusive and attractive to young people. It is important that those entering engineering education are mak...

    Authors: Jeffrey Buckley, Lena Gumaelius, Mercy Nyangweso, Tomás Hyland, Niall Seery and Arnold Pears
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:28
  20. Despite the recent emphasis on technology and engineering in early childhood education, the importance of teaching relevant concepts in early education has been underappreciated in South Korea. This study exam...

    Authors: Jihyun Sung, Ji Young Lee and Hui Young Chun
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:26
  21. Women and under-represented minority (URM) students continue to be under-represented in STEM and earn the lowest proportion of undergraduate engineering degrees. We employed a mixed methods research approach g...

    Authors: Hesborn Wao, Gladis Kersaint, Chrystal A. S. Smith, Rebecca Campbell-Montalvo, Ellen Puccia, John Skvoretz, Julie P. Martin, Reginald Lee and George MacDonald
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:25
  22. Numerous studies show that active and engaging classrooms help students learn and persist in college, but adoption of new teaching practices has been slow. Professional development programs encourage instructo...

    Authors: Timothy J. Weston, Sandra L. Laursen and Charles N. Hayward
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:24
  23. The purpose of this study was to conduct a content analysis of research on technology use for teaching mathematics to students with disabilities. We applied word networks and structural topic modeling of 488 s...

    Authors: Mikyung Shin, Min Wook Ok, Sam Choo, Gahangir Hossain, Diane P. Bryant and Eunyoung Kang
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:23
  24. STEM minority participation programs have been widely implemented in higher education with the goal of diversifying the global STEM workforce. Informed by research highlighting the potential of targeted explor...

    Authors: Yiyun “Kate” Fan, Amanda Barany and Aroutis Foster
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:22
  25. The growing necessity of providing better education, notably through the development of Adaptive Learning Systems (ALSs), leveraged the study of several psychological constructs to accurately characterize lear...

    Authors: Samuel Gomes, Luis Costa, Carlos Martinho, João Dias, Geraldo Xexéo and Ana Moura Santos
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:21
  26. Although a large body of research has identified challenges faced by women in STEM fields and strategies to improve the experience for women in STEM, little of this research has examined which strategies under...

    Authors: Gili Freedman, Melanie C. Green, Mia Kussman, Mason Drusano and Melissa M. Moore
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:20
  27. Much of researchers’ efforts to foster wider implementation of educational innovations in STEM has focused on understanding and facilitating the implementation efforts of faculty. However, student engagement i...

    Authors: David Evenhouse, Yonghee Lee, Edward Berger, Jeffrey F. Rhoads and Jennifer DeBoer
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:19
  28. Retaining highly qualified science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers is imperative for meeting demands of the twenty-first century STEM workforce. While multiple studies have revealed s...

    Authors: Joshua W. Reid, Samuel J. Polizzi, Yicong Zhu, Siying Jiang, Brandon Ofem, Sara Salisbury, Michael Beeth, Margaret Mohr-Schroeder, Keith Sheppard, Gillian Roehrig and Gregory T. Rushton
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:17
  29. The preparation of future scientists, the technical workforce, and informed citizens will require continued transformation to the ways we approach STEM teaching and learning. Undergraduate STEM education is ra...

    Authors: Adam J. Kleinschmit, Anne Rosenwald, Elizabeth F. Ryder, Sam Donovan, Barbara Murdoch, Nealy F. Grandgenett, Mark Pauley, Eric Triplett, William Tapprich and William Morgan
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:16
  30. In the US, bioscience programs now often have more women than men who earn degrees at all levels. Despite this, evidence still exists for gender inequity in bioscience and medical fields. For example, women wi...

    Authors: Alysa Malespina and Chandralekha Singh
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:13
  31. Fostering students’ competence in applying interdisciplinary knowledge to solve problems has been recognized as an important and challenging issue globally. This is why STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ...

    Authors: Darmawansah Darmawansah, Gwo-Jen Hwang, Mei-Rong Alice Chen and Jia-Cing Liang
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:12
  32. Despite increasing awareness of the importance of promoting the social responsibility of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals, few intervention programs have been developed to...

    Authors: Yohan Hwang, Yeonjoo Ko, Sungok Serena Shim, Seung-Yong Ok and Hyunju Lee
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:11
  33. There is a worldwide trend to include engineering design in high school curricula as a bridge course to higher-level STEM education and to increase high school students’ interest in STEM fields. This study use...

    Authors: Yu-Hung Chien, Chia-Yu Liu, Shaio-Chung Chan and Yu-Shan Chang
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:10
  34. Many studies have shown that ambitious, “student centered” approaches to STEM instruction benefit K-12 student learning. However, relatively little research has systematically investigated the learning process...

    Authors: Marguerite E. Walsh, Eben B. Witherspoon, Christian D. Schunn and Lindsay Clare Matsumura
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:9
  35. Data literacy is increasingly important in today’s data-driven world. Students across many educational systems first formally learn about data in elementary school not as a separate subject but via the mathema...

    Authors: Yook Kit Ow-Yeong, Ibrahim H. Yeter and Farhan Ali
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:8
  36. We investigate the factors that shape teachers’ implementation of a school STEM reform—the creation of a high-school makerspace. Educational reformers have increasing interest in making and makerspaces in scho...

    Authors: Brian E. Gravel and Cassidy Puckett
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:7
  37. Although advising relationships are key for doctoral student success, little research has addressed how they form. Understanding the formation of advising relationships can help contextualize their later devel...

    Authors: Mayra S. Artiles, David B. Knight and Holly M. Matusovich
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:6
  38. In college science laboratory and discussion sections, student-centered active learning strategies have been implemented to improve student learning outcomes and experiences. Research has shown that active lea...

    Authors: Tong Wan, Constance M. Doty, Ashley A. Geraets, Erin K. H. Saitta and Jacquelyn J. Chini
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:5
  39. Increasing diversity in STEM disciplines has been a goal at scientific institutions for many decades. Black representation in STEM, however, has remained critically low at all levels (high school, undergraduat...

    Authors: Jarrad Hampton-Marcell, Tasia Bryson, Jeffrey Larson, Taylor Childers, Spencer Pasero, Cortez Watkins, Thomas Reed, Dorletta Flucas-Payton and Michael E. Papka
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:4
  40. There has been substantial research undertaken on the integration of computational thinking (CT) in K-12 mathematics education in recent years, particularly since 2018 when relevant systematic reviews were con...

    Authors: Huiyan Ye, Biyao Liang, Oi-Lam Ng and Ching Sing Chai
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:3
  41. Colleges across the United States have shown a commitment to advancing diversity in the STEM fields by creating programs aimed at improving outcomes of women and/or racially and ethnically minoritized students...

    Authors: Olivia Palid, Sarah Cashdollar, Sarah Deangelo, Chu Chu and Meg Bates
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:2
  42. Contemporary science is a field that is becoming increasingly computational. Today’s scientists not only leverage computational tools to conduct their investigations, they often must contribute to the design o...

    Authors: Timothy Hurt, Eric Greenwald, Sara Allan, Matthew A. Cannady, Ari Krakowski, Lauren Brodsky, Melissa A. Collins, Ryan Montgomery and Rena Dorph
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2023 10:1
  43. The past 20 years has seen a growing focus on the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (iSTEM) disciplines in schools to provide students with authentic experiences in solving real-w...

    Authors: Felicity I. McLure, Kok-Sing Tang and P. John Williams
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2022 9:73
  44. The formation of an academic field is evidenced by many factors, including the growth of relevant research articles and the increasing impact of highly cited publications. Building upon recent scoping reviews ...

    Authors: Yeping Li, Yu Xiao, Ke Wang, Nan Zhang, Yali Pang, Ruilin Wang, Chunxia Qi, Zhiqiang Yuan, Jianxing Xu, Sandra B. Nite and Jon R. Star
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2022 9:72
  45. Authors: Yeping Li, Jorja L. Kimball, Ronald Ulseth, Rebecca A. Bates, Maura Borrego, Sandra B. Nite, Julie P. Martin, Charles R. Henderson, Renée S. Cole, Suzanne M. Ruder, Juliette Lantz, Rachel L. Kajfez, Emily Dringenberg, David A. Delaine and Cara Froyd
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2022 9:71

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