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  1. A key question in K-12 STEM education is how best to guide students as they engage in exploratory learning activities so that students develop transferable knowledge. We investigated this question in a study o...

    Authors: Catherine C. Chase, Jenna Marks, Laura J. Malkiewich and Helena Connolly

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:14

    Content type: Research

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  2. Research in engineering education has pointed to the need for new engineers to develop a broader skill-set with an emphasis on “softer” social skills. However, there remains strong tensions in the identity wor...

    Authors: Allison J. Gonsalves, Eva Silfver, Anna Danielsson and Maria Berge

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:13

    Content type: Research

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  3. Numerous studies in the literature describe the effectiveness of research-based instructional strategies (RBIS) in the postsecondary STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) context. Many of th...

    Authors: Erin Scanlon, Brian Zamarripa Roman, Elijah Ibadlit and Jacquelyn J. Chini

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:12

    Content type: Commentary

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  4. Evidence-based teaching, such as active learning, is associated with increases in student learning and engagement. Although many faculty are beginning to adopt innovative practices, traditional lecture-based t...

    Authors: Meghan E. Bathgate, Oriana R. Aragón, Andrew J. Cavanagh, Jonathan K. Waterhouse, Jennifer Frederick and Mark J. Graham

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:11

    Content type: Research

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  5. STEM education needs to begin in primary schools and should aim to prepare young people for active participation in their future. To produce a generation interested and skilled in STEM, the key foci within sch...

    Authors: Premnadh M. Kurup, Xia Li, Greg Powell and Michael Brown

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:10

    Content type: Research

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  6. Universal Design for Learning is not widely used in postsecondary STEM education. The purpose of this literature review is to synthesize the empirical literature using Universal Design for Learning in postseco...

    Authors: Jillian Schreffler, Eleazar Vasquez III, Jacquelyn Chini and Westley James

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:8

    Content type: Review

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  7. Being an effective team member is one of the key twenty-first century skills and a fundamental proficiency required for jobs and work settings in an increasingly global economy. Collaborative problem-solving i...

    Authors: Muhsin Menekse, Senay Purzer and Damji Heo

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:7

    Content type: Research

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  8. Women and students of color are widely underrepresented in the majority of STEM fields. In order to investigate this underrepresentation, we interviewed over 200 male and female college seniors, primarily wome...

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

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:6

    Content type: Research

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  9. Typical approaches to assessing students’ understanding of the engineering design process (EDP) include performance assessments that are time-consuming to score. It is also possible to use multiple-choice (MC)...

    Authors: Stefanie A. Wind, Meltem Alemdar, Jeremy A. Lingle, Roxanne Moore and Abdullah Asilkalkan

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:4

    Content type: Research

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  10. With the increased attention on the need to retain students within STEM majors, it is important for STEM instructors to adopt evidence-based instructional practices that are student-centric and employ active l...

    Authors: Jonathan H. Tomkin, Shereen O. Beilstein, Jason W. Morphew and Geoffrey L. Herman

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:1

    Content type: Research

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  11. Large introductory STEM courses historically have high failure rates, and failing such courses often leads students to change majors or even drop out of college. Instructional innovations such as the Learning ...

    Authors: Jessica L. Alzen, Laurie S. Langdon and Valerie K. Otero

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:56

    Content type: Research

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  12. A strong, positive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) identity is a predictor of future career choice in a STEM field. In this commentary, major concepts are explored within and among fou...

    Authors: Lisa Martin-Hansen

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:53

    Content type: Commentary

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  13. In this introduction for this Special Issue we discuss the need for the investigation of science identity with an emphasis on the environment. As such, we propose taking an interactionist approach; one that ex...

    Authors: Ann Y. Kim and Gale M. Sinatra

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:51

    Content type: Guest Editorial

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  14. Design-based learning and makerspace programs have been shown to be effective in increasing student motivation for STEM learning. Since these programs have largely been implemented for middle school and older ...

    Authors: Vanessa W. Vongkulluksn, Ananya M. Matewos, Gale M. Sinatra and Julie A. Marsh

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:43

    Content type: Research

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  15. Mentored research apprenticeships are a common feature of academic outreach programs that aim to promote diversity in science fields. The current study tests for links between three forms of mentoring (instrum...

    Authors: Rachael D Robnett, Paul A Nelson, Eileen L Zurbriggen, Faye J Crosby and Martin M Chemers

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:41

    Content type: Research

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  16. Drawing on social identity theory and positive psychology, this study investigated women’s responses to the social environment of physics classrooms. It also investigated STEM identity and gender disparities o...

    Authors: Viviane Seyranian, Alex Madva, Nicole Duong, Nina Abramzon, Yoi Tibbetts and Judith M Harackiewicz

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:40

    Content type: Research

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  17. Following publication of the original article (Sawant et al., 2018), a typesetting mistake was reported.

    Authors: Aakanksha Purushottam Sawant, Swapnaja Arvind Patil, Jyotsna Vijapurkar, Needa Nasir Bagban and Deepti Bhushan Gupta

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:49

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:42

  18. Cooperative and inquiry-based pedagogies provide a context for classroom discourse in which students develop joint understanding of subject matter knowledge. Using the symbolic interactionist perspective that ...

    Authors: Abdi-Rizak M. Warfa, James Nyachwaya and Gillian Roehrig

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:46

    Content type: Research

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  19. We present an analysis of students’ responses to application-based questions on the topic of growth and control of microorganisms, from a questionnaire administered to 348 second and third year students of an ...

    Authors: Aakanksha Purushottam Sawant, Swapnaja Arvind Patil, Jyotsna Vijapurkar, Needa Nasir Bagban and Deepti Bhushan Gupta

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:42

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:49

  20. In contrast to the extensive research on socioeconomic gaps in reading and math achievement, little attention has been given to socioeconomic disparities in science skills, particularly during the early years ...

    Authors: Laura Betancur, Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal and Christian Schunn

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:38

    Content type: Research

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  21. With the expansion of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) schools all over the United States and the world, new roles for teachers are being created, and with these roles, identities are e...

    Authors: Mohamed El Nagdi, Felicia Leammukda and Gillian Roehrig

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:36

    Content type: Research

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  22. Informal learning environments increase students’ interest in STEM (e.g., Mohr‐Schroeder et al. School Sci Math 114: 291–301, 2014) and increase the chances a student will pursue a STEM career (Kitchen et al. ...

    Authors: Thomas Roberts, Christa Jackson, Margaret J. Mohr-Schroeder, Sarah B. Bush, Cathrine Maiorca, Maureen Cavalcanti, D. Craig Schroeder, Ashley Delaney, Lydia Putnam and Chaise Cremeans

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:35

    Content type: Research

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  23. Despite increasing attention to STEM education worldwide, there is considerable uncertainty as to what constitutes STEM education and what it means in terms of curriculum and student outcomes. The purpose of t...

    Authors: Tamara D. Holmlund, Kristin Lesseig and David Slavit

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:32

    Content type: Research

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  24. The Scientific Teaching (ST) pedagogical framework encompasses many of the best practices recommended in the literature and highlighted in national reports. Understanding the growth and impact of ST requires i...

    Authors: Mary F. Durham, Jennifer K. Knight, Emily K. Bremers, Jameson D. DeFreece, Alex R. Paine and Brian A. Couch

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:31

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research

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