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  1. Content type: Research

    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

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  2. Content type: Research

    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

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  3. Content type: Research

    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

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  4. Content type: Guest Editorial

    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

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  5. Content type: Correction

    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

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

  6. Content type: Research

    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

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  7. Content type: Research

    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

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

  8. Content type: Research

    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

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  9. Content type: Research

    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

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  10. Content type: Research

    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

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  11. Content type: Research

    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

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  12. Content type: Research

    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

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  13. Content type: Research

    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

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  14. Content type: Research

    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

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  15. Content type: Research

    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

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  16. Content type: Research

    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

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  17. Content type: Research

    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

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  18. Content type: Short report

    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

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  19. Content type: Research

    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

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  20. Content type: Research

    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

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  21. Content type: Research

    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

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  22. Content type: Research

    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

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  23. Content type: Short report

    Productive learning processes and good learning outcomes can be attained by applying the basic elements of active learning. The basic elements include fostering discussions and disputations, facing alternative...

    Authors: Pekka Koskinen, Joni Lämsä, Jussi Maunuksela, Raija Hämäläinen and Jouni Viiri

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:20

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  24. Content type: Research

    The Office of Naval Research (ONR) organized a STEM Challenge initiative to explore how intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) can be developed in a reasonable amount of time to help students learn STEM topics. T...

    Authors: Arthur C. Graesser, Xiangen Hu, Benjamin D. Nye, Kurt VanLehn, Rohit Kumar, Cristina Heffernan, Neil Heffernan, Beverly Woolf, Andrew M. Olney, Vasile Rus, Frank Andrasik, Philip Pavlik, Zhiqiang Cai, Jon Wetzel, Brent Morgan, Andrew J. Hampton…

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:15

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  25. Content type: Research

    Contemporary work in the design and development of intelligent training systems employs task analysis (TA) methods for gathering knowledge that is subsequently encoded into task models. These task models form ...

    Authors: Anna Skinner, David Diller, Rohit Kumar, Jan Cannon-Bowers, Roger Smith, Alyssa Tanaka, Danielle Julian and Ray Perez

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:14

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  26. Content type: Research

    Interactive learning environments often provide help strategies to facilitate learning. Hints, for example, help students recall relevant concepts, identify mistakes, and make inferences. However, several stud...

    Authors: Paul Salvador Inventado, Peter Scupelli, Korinn Ostrow, Neil Heffernan III, Jaclyn Ocumpaugh, Victoria Almeda and Stefan Slater

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:13

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  27. Content type: Research

    This study investigated learning outcomes and user perceptions from interactions with a hybrid intelligent tutoring system created by combining the AutoTutor conversational tutoring system with the Assessment ...

    Authors: Benjamin D. Nye, Philip I. Pavlik Jr., Alistair Windsor, Andrew M. Olney, Mustafa Hajeer and Xiangen Hu

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:12

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  28. Content type: Research

    Though active-learning instruction has the potential to positively impact the preparation and diversity of STEM graduates, not all instructors are able to achieve this potential. One important factor is the te...

    Authors: Anna Jo J. Auerbach and Tessa C. Andrews

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:19

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  29. Content type: Guest Editorial

    This special issue presents evaluations of four intelligent tutoring systems. These systems were funded under the Office of Naval Research’s STEM Grand Challenge for intelligent tutoring systems. The systems e...

    Authors: Scotty D. Craig, Arthur C. Graesser and Ray S. Perez

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:11

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  30. Content type: Research

    Women and students of color are widely underrepresented in most STEM fields. In order to investigate this underrepresentation, we interviewed 201 college seniors, primarily women and people of color, who eithe...

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

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:10

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  31. Content type: Research

    Undergraduate research experiences (UREs) have been proposed as means to increase the retention and engagement of minority—and more specifically Hispanic—college students in science, technology, engineering, a...

    Authors: Laura Rodríguez Amaya, Tania Betancourt, Kristina Henry Collins, Orlando Hinojosa and Carlos Corona

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:9

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  32. Content type: Research

    Science in the Learning Gardens (henceforth, SciLG) program was designed to address two well-documented, inter-related educational problems: under-representation in science of students from racial and ethnic m...

    Authors: Dilafruz R. Williams, Heather Brule, Sybil S. Kelley and Ellen A. Skinner

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:8

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  33. Content type: Research

    Research has shown that active learning promotes student learning and increases retention rates of STEM undergraduates. Yet, instructors are reluctant to change their teaching approaches for several reasons, i...

    Authors: Sneha Tharayil, Maura Borrego, Michael Prince, Kevin A. Nguyen, Prateek Shekhar, Cynthia J. Finelli and Cynthia Waters

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:7

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  34. Content type: Research

    Makers are a growing community of STEM-minded people who bridge technical and non-technical backgrounds to imagine, build and fabricate engineering systems. Some have engineering training, some do not. This pa...

    Authors: Christina Foster, Aubrey Wigner, Micah Lande and Shawn S. Jordan

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:6

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  35. Content type: Research

    In a science classroom, students do not simply learn scientific ways of doing, knowing, and reasoning unless they find ways of appropriating scientific discourse. In the Next Generation Science Standards, majo...

    Authors: Soon C. Lee and Karen E. Irving

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:5

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  36. Content type: Research

    Current reforms in K-12 STEM education call for integration between science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Such integration of STEM disciplines at the K-12 level offers students an opportuni...

    Authors: Emily A. Dare, Joshua A. Ellis and Gillian H. Roehrig

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:4

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  37. Content type: Commentary

    This paper adapts the four-frame model of organizational change to the context of higher education. We offer the model as a tool for researchers and change agents who wish to study and enact systemic change wi...

    Authors: Daniel L. Reinholz and Naneh Apkarian

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:3

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