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  1. Identification and retention of effective teachers in STEM education play cardinal roles in teacher recruitment exercises worldwide. Studies on factors that characterize effective teachers have therefore gaine...

    Authors: Yusuf F. Zakariya
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:10
  2. Process skills such as critical thinking and information processing are commonly stated outcomes for STEM undergraduate degree programs, but instructors often do not explicitly assess these skills in their cou...

    Authors: Gil Reynders, Juliette Lantz, Suzanne M. Ruder, Courtney L. Stanford and Renée S. Cole
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:9
  3. School education should improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) ability not only in science and mathematics but also in technology and engineering. However, practice and research are b...

    Authors: Chikahiko Yata, Tadashi Ohtani and Masataka Isobe
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:12
  4. Local and national initiatives to improve the learning experiences of students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses have been on-going for a couple of decades with a hei...

    Authors: Robert Erdmann, Kathryn Miller and Marilyne Stains
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:7
  5. There is anecdotal evidence that many elementary teachers integrate mathematics lessons and art activities by having students first make colorful, rich material that is subsequently used in an instructional ac...

    Authors: Jennifer A. Kaminski and Vladimir M. Sloutsky
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:6
  6. Increased emphasis on accountability in education reform and evidence-based practices underscores the need for research on the implementation of K-12 curricular innovations. However, detailed accounts of resea...

    Authors: Jessica Gale, Meltem Alemdar, Jeremy Lingle and Sunni Newton
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:5
  7. A faculty development program was implemented over four years at a 4-year regional comprehensive university and two partnering community colleges. This project was focused on improving student learning in intr...

    Authors: Emily Borda, Emily Schumacher, Daniel Hanley, Edward Geary, Shannon Warren, Cassidy Ipsen and Lauren Stredicke
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:4
  8. Teachers’ beliefs play an important role in how teachers think about how students learn, and how content should be organized and taught. Integrated STEM is pushing the boundaries of some of the traditional ass...

    Authors: Hui-Hui Wang, Mingla Charoenmuang, Neil A. Knobloch and Roger L. Tormoehlen
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:3
  9. This commentary focuses on the difference between a theory of change and change theory, as it relates to systemic change projects in STEM higher education. A theory of change is project-specific and related to...

    Authors: Daniel L. Reinholz and Tessa C. Andrews
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:2
  10. The success of the learning assistant (LA) model has largely been attributed to LA facilitation of active learning tasks. A deeper understanding of how LAs facilitate these tasks would inform LA training and s...

    Authors: Amreen Nasim Thompson, Robert M. Talbot, Leanne Doughty, Hannah Huvard, Paul Le, Laurel Hartley and Jeffrey Boyer
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:1
  11. Despite the increasing need for STEM skills, to date, the connection between STEM subject choices and their impact on students’ educational pathways has not been widely studied. Focusing on the mathematics cho...

    Authors: Satu Kaleva, Jouni Pursiainen, Mirkka Hakola, Jarmo Rusanen and Hanni Muukkonen
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:43
  12. With the completion of its first five publication cycle years (August 2014 to July 2019), the International Journal of STEM Education has made great progress with its commitments to pursue excellence in quality a...

    Authors: Yeping Li
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:42
  13. There have been increasing calls for integrating computational thinking and computing into school science, mathematics, and engineering classrooms. The learning goals of the curriculum in this study included l...

    Authors: Eli Tucker-Raymond, Gillian Puttick, Michael Cassidy, Casper Harteveld and Giovanni M. Troiano
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:41
  14. Informal science activities are critical for supporting long-term learning in STEM fields. However, little is known about the kinds of activities children and their families engage in outside of formal setting...

    Authors: Bradley J. Morris, Whitney Owens, Kirsten Ellenbogen, Sibel Erduran and John Dunlosky
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:40
  15. Computational modeling is an increasingly common practice for disciplinary experts and therefore necessitates integration into science curricula. Computational models afford an opportunity for students to inve...

    Authors: Joseph T. Dauer, Heather E. Bergan-Roller, Gretchen P. King, McKenzie Kjose, Nicholas J. Galt and Tomáš Helikar
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:38
  16. State afterschool networks across the US are engaged in system-building efforts to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)-focused afterschool programming. This study examined ...

    Authors: Patricia J. Allen, Rong Chang, Britt K. Gorrall, Luke Waggenspack, Eriko Fukuda, Todd D. Little and Gil G. Noam
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:37
  17. Many undergraduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields lack experience in collaborative thinking, limiting their effectiveness as they enter careers in academic...

    Authors: Kendra H. Oliver, Jonathan D. Ehrman and Christina C. Marasco
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:36
  18. As institutions and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) departments emphasize faculty use of evidence-based instructional practices (EBIPs), various barriers and faculty perceptions hinder...

    Authors: Hannah Sturtevant and Lindsay Wheeler
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:35
  19. Strong consensus exists on the need to expand participation of URM doctoral students in STEM fields, to increase their retention, reduce their average time to degree, and provide these students with the prepar...

    Authors: Rosana G. Moreira, Karen Butler-Purry, Adrienne Carter-Sowell, Shannon Walton, Isah V. Juranek, Linda Challoo, Gloria Regisford, Richard Coffin and Angela Spaulding
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:34
  20. Increasingly, high dropout rates in science courses at colleges and universities have led to discussions of causes and potential support measures of students. Students’ prior knowledge is repeatedly mentioned ...

    Authors: Torsten Binder, Angela Sandmann, Bernd Sures, Gunnar Friege, Heike Theyssen and Philipp Schmiemann
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:33
  21. While there has been increasing recognition of the importance of attending to students’ views about what counts as knowing and learning a STEM field, surveys that measure these “epistemological” beliefs are of...

    Authors: Benjamin W. Dreyfus, Jessica R. Hoehn, Andrew Elby, Noah D. Finkelstein and Ayush Gupta
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:31
  22. Qualitative interviewing is a common tool that has been utilized by science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education researchers to explore and describe the experiences of students, educators...

    Authors: Ashley A. Rowland, Dimitri R. Dounas-Frazer, Laura Ríos, H. J. Lewandowski and Lisa A. Corwin
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:32
  23. This paper reports a systematic literature review of the balance model, an often-used aid to teach linear equations. The purpose of the review was to report why such a model is used, what types of models are used...

    Authors: Mara Otten, Marja Van den Heuvel-Panhuizen and Michiel Veldhuis
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:30
  24. Nowadays, scientists not only need to be creative, resourceful, and inventive regarding their research questions and need to understand their field and research methods, but also need to know how to teach, how...

    Authors: Tim N. Höffler, Christine Köhler and Ilka Parchmann
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:29
  25. Calls for science education reform have been made for decades in the USA. The recent call to produce one million new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) graduates over 10 years highlights the nee...

    Authors: A. K. Lane, J. Skvoretz, J. P. Ziker, B. A. Couch, B. Earl, J. E. Lewis, J. D. McAlpin, L. B. Prevost, S. E. Shadle and M. Stains
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:28
  26. Computer-aided learning management systems (LMSs) are widely used in higher education and are viewed as beneficial when transitioning from conventional face-to-face teaching to fully online courses. While LMSs...

    Authors: Sithara H. P. W. Gamage, Jennifer R. Ayres, Monica B. Behrend and Elizabeth J. Smith
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:27
  27. The necessity of a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) literate population continues to be a high priority worldwide. One approach to build and bolster a STEM-literate workforce is to explore app...

    Authors: Teresa L. Tinnell, Patricia A. S. Ralston, Thomas R. Tretter and Mary E. Mills
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:26
  28. Research suggests that the South African school curriculum, including subjects such as Life Sciences, may be failing to address students’ socio-scientific challenges such as HIV/AIDS. This could be due to the ...

    Authors: Lindelani Mnguni
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:25
  29. In STEM-innovation implementation processes, PD curriculum materials are designed to support facilitators in conducting professional development. However, little is known about the facilitators’ practices in a...

    Authors: Nikola Leufer, Susanne Prediger, Peter Mahns and Ulrich Kortenkamp
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:24
  30. In the US, there is significant interest from policy boards and funding agencies to change students’ experiences in undergraduate mathematics classes. Even with these reform initiatives, researchers continue t...

    Authors: Estrella Johnson, Rachel Keller, Valerie Peterson and Timothy Fukawa-Connelly
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:23
  31. The gap between theory and teachers’ practice is a barrier to education improvement. There is therefore an ongoing need to understand teachers’ thinking and find new ways to meaningfully relate theory and prac...

    Authors: Yael Furman Shaharabani and Anat Yarden
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:21
  32. Instructional change efforts involving teams of change agents are becoming increasingly prevalent at higher education institutions across the US. Teams may be able to make more lasting and high-quality changes...

    Authors: Alice Olmstead, Andrea Beach and Charles Henderson
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:20
  33. In this editorial, we conduct a systematic review of 144 items published in the International Journal of STEM Education over its first 5-year period from 2014 to 2018. We analyze publication quantities and types,...

    Authors: Yeping Li, Jeffrey E. Froyd and Ke Wang
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:19
  34. Change leaders (faculty, administrators, and/or external stakeholders) need to develop relational expertise, recognizing the perspectives of others, to enable emergent, systemic change. We describe how change lea...

    Authors: Kathleen Quardokus Fisher, Ann Sitomer, Jana Bouwma-Gearhart and Milo Koretsky
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:17
  35. Within undergraduate science courses, instructors often assess student thinking using closed-ended question formats, such as multiple-choice (MC) and multiple-true-false (MTF), where students provide answers w...

    Authors: Chad E. Brassil and Brian A. Couch
    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2019 6:16
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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

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