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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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

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

  34. 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
  35. 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

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

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