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  1. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) educators and stakeholders in South Africa are interested in the ways STEM students make their career decisions because of the shortages in these critic...

    Authors: Ethel Ndidiamaka Abe and Vitallis Chikoko

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:60

    Content type: Research

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  2. A considerable body of evidence demonstrates that active, student-centered instructional practices are more effective than lecture-based, transmissionist approaches in improving undergraduate STEM learning. De...

    Authors: Melody McConnell, Lisa Montplaisir and Erika G Offerdahl

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:53

    Content type: Commentary

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  3. Differences in post-secondary academic outcomes along dimensions of gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status are a major concern. Few studies have considered differences in patterns of academic outcome...

    Authors: Lorraine Blatt, Christian D. Schunn, Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal and Benjamin Margolin Rottman

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:58

    Content type: Research

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  4. STEM identity has been shown to have a powerful role in an individual’s success in educational environments, as well as on their career goals and trajectories. Historically, however, STEM identity formation fo...

    Authors: Alison Singer, Georgina Montgomery and Shannon Schmoll

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:57

    Content type: Short report

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  5. The Classroom Observation Project employs direct observations of geoscience teaching across the USA using the Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP) to quantify the use of reformed teaching practices. W...

    Authors: Rachel Teasdale, Katherine Ryker, Karen Viskupic, C. Doug Czajka and Cathryn Manduca

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:56

    Content type: Research

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  6. Understanding student motivational factors such as test anxiety and science confidence is important for increasing retention in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), especially for underrepresente...

    Authors: Sehoya Cotner, Lucas M. Jeno, J. D. Walker, Christian Jørgensen and Vigdis Vandvik

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:55

    Content type: Research

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  7. Prior research reported that motivational beliefs that individuals attach to specific tasks predict continuing interest and persistence in the task. A motivational approach may be particularly useful for under...

    Authors: Gaye D. Ceyhan and John W. Tillotson

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:54

    Content type: Research

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  8. It is well-documented that experiences in STEM courses for women and students of color are different from the experiences of White men. As part of a larger interview study, 183 college seniors from diverse gen...

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

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:52

    Content type: Research

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  9. Identity provides a useful conceptual lens for understanding educational inequalities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In this paper, we examine how paying attention to physical and ...

    Authors: Spela Godec, Uma Patel, Louise Archer and Emily Dawson

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:51

    Content type: Research

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  10. Large achievement and motivation gaps exist in science between students from higher and lower socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds. Middle and high school are an important time to address these disparities, ...

    Authors: Allison S. Liu and Christian D. Schunn

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:49

    Content type: Research

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  11. This paper compares the effects of two classroom-based technology-enhanced teaching interventions, conducted in two schools in sixth (age 11–12) grade. In one school, the intervention involves the use of a cla...

    Authors: Oi-Lam Ng, Lian Shi and Fridolin Ting

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:50

    Content type: Research

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  12. Race and gender disparities remain a challenge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. We introduce campus racial climate as a framework for conceptualizing the role of racial mi...

    Authors: Meggan J. Lee, Jasmine D. Collins, Stacy Anne Harwood, Ruby Mendenhall and Margaret Browne Huntt

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:48

    Content type: Research

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  13. China has great student participation in STEM education. Chinese society has a progressive and positive attitude towards STEM as it is considered to provide more opportunities in life. Teachers play a vital ro...

    Authors: Yan Dong, Jing Wang, Yunying Yang and Premnadh M. Kurup

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:47

    Content type: Research

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  14. Although mathematics anxiety and self-efficacy are relatively well-researched, there are several uninvestigated terrains. In particular, there is little research on how mathematics anxiety and mathematics self...

    Authors: Dmitri Rozgonjuk, Tiina Kraav, Kristel Mikkor, Kerli Orav-Puurand and Karin Täht

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:46

    Content type: Short report

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  15. Despite the increasing number of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) jobs available, concern continues to grow over the low number of students who choose to study and enter STEM fields. Re...

    Authors: Kelli M. Paul, Adam V. Maltese and Dubravka Svetina Valdivia

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:45

    Content type: Research

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  16. Understanding cultural diversity in STEM education is important for inclusivity and teaching STEM literacy for all. We explore diversity at a micro-cultural classroom level involving students’ emotional experi...

    Authors: James P. Davis, Juan Du, Jia-Hui Tang, Lu Qiao, Yan-Qiu Liu and Feng-Kuang Chiang

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:44

    Content type: Research

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  17. Inquiry-based teaching (IBT) and improving school climate are the two most commonly used strategies for fostering learning and critical thinking skills in students. IBT has positioned itself as one of the most...

    Authors: Ricardo L. Gómez and Ana María Suárez

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:43

    Content type: Research

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  18. Mentorship has been well-established in the literature as fostering scientific identity and career pathways for underrepresented minority students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fi...

    Authors: Kaitlyn Atkins, Bryan M. Dougan, Michelle S. Dromgold-Sermen, Hannah Potter, Viji Sathy and A. T. Panter

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:42

    Content type: Research

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  19. Educational robotics (ER) is increasingly used in classrooms to implement activities aimed at fostering the development of students’ computational thinking (CT) skills. Though previous works have proposed diff...

    Authors: Morgane Chevalier, Christian Giang, Alberto Piatti and Francesco Mondada

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:39

    Content type: Research

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  20. The higher education literature is replete with deficit-based studies of first-generation college students. By thinking of students’ social relationships as embedded assets, our research adds to an anti-defici...

    Authors: Julie P. Martin, Shannon K. Stefl, Lindsey W. Cain and Aubrie L. Pfirman

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:37

    Content type: Research

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  21. Spatial skills and mathematical ability have been repeatedly identified as critical for achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Previous studies have identified correlations be...

    Authors: Kinnari Atit, Jason R. Power, Norma Veurink, David H. Uttal, Sheryl Sorby, Grace Panther, Camille Msall, Logan Fiorella and Martha Carr

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:38

    Content type: Research

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  22. The extent to which students view their intelligence as improvable (i.e., their “mindset”) influences students’ thoughts, behaviors, and ultimately their academic success. Thus, understanding the development o...

    Authors: Lisa B. Limeri, Nathan T. Carter, Jun Choe, Hannah G. Harper, Hannah R. Martin, Annaleigh Benton and Erin L. Dolan

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:35

    Content type: Research

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  23. This systematic review identifies factors that prior studies have identified as supporting the academic success of Latinx transfer students, who matriculate at 2-year institutions with respect to earning a 4-y...

    Authors: Erica R. Winterer, Jeffrey E. Froyd, Maura Borrego, Julie P. Martin and Margaret Foster

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:34

    Content type: Review

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  24. Students with disabilities are underrepresented in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses. Students with disabilities who engage in self-advocacy earn higher GPAs and ar...

    Authors: Mariel A. Pfeifer, Eve Melanie Reiter, McKenna Hendrickson and Julie Dangremond Stanton

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:33

    Content type: Research

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  25. A growing part of the efforts to promote student engagement and success in undergraduate STEM are the family of Student Support and Outreach Programs (SSOPs), which task undergraduate students with providing s...

    Authors: Hannah Huvard, Robert M. Talbot, Hillary Mason, Amreen Nasim Thompson, Michael Ferrara and Bryan Wee

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:31

    Content type: Research

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  26. As higher education institutions strive to effectively support an increasingly diverse student body, they will be called upon to provide their faculty with tools to teach more inclusively, especially in scienc...

    Authors: Erin Sanders O’Leary, Casey Shapiro, Shannon Toma, Hannah Whang Sayson, Marc Levis-Fitzgerald, Tracy Johnson and Victoria L. Sork

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:32

    Content type: Research

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  27. Graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) often lead laboratory and tutorial sections in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), especially at large, research-intensive universities. GTAs’ performa...

    Authors: Tong Wan, Ashley A. Geraets, Constance M. Doty, Erin K. H. Saitta and Jacquelyn J. Chini

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:30

    Content type: Research

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  28. Being a successful peer-led team learning (PLTL) workshop leader involves developing content knowledge and workshop facilitation skills. These skills connected to being a peer leader, however, do not terminate...

    Authors: Anthony Chase, Anusha S. Rao, Prathima Lakmala and Pratibha Varma-Nelson

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:29

    Content type: Research

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  29. Expanding opportunities to experience engaging STEM educational programs is an important pathway to increasing students’ interest and competencies in STEM and, ultimately, motivation to pursue STEM careers. Af...

    Authors: Lindley McDavid, Loran Carleton Parker, Weiling Li, Ann Bessenbacher, Anthony Randolph, Alka Harriger and Brad Harriger

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:28

    Content type: Research

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  30. Recent policies have given momentum to the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the USA and throughout the world. This has resulted in rapid growth in engineering and STEM curr...

    Authors: Khomson Keratithamkul, Justine N. Kim and Gillian H. Roehrig

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:26

    Content type: Research

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  31. This study presents the development of three research tools of scientific creativity. Our aim is to evaluate the development of student creativity while students write digital stories. Three models are linked ...

    Authors: Zacharoula Smyrnaiou, Eleni Georgakopoulou and Sofoklis Sotiriou

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:25

    Content type: Research

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  32. Concealable stigmatized identities (CSIs) are identities that can be kept hidden or invisible and that carry negative stereotypes. Depression is one of the most common CSIs among undergraduates. However, to ou...

    Authors: Katelyn M. Cooper, Logan E. Gin and Sara E. Brownell

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:27

    Content type: Research

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  33. Boosting students’ disciplinary interest has long been considered an important mechanism to increase student success and retention in STEM education. Yet, interest is a complex construct and can mean different...

    Authors: Eva Knekta, Ashley A. Rowland, Lisa A. Corwin and Sarah Eddy

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:23

    Content type: Research

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  34. Evidence shows that students who are actively engaged with learning materials demonstrate greater learning gains than those who are passively engaged. Indeed, cognitive engagement is often cited as a critical ...

    Authors: Allyson Barlow, Shane Brown, Benjamin Lutz, Nicole Pitterson, Nathaniel Hunsu and Olusola Adesope

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:22

    Content type: Research

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  35. Incorporating research-based instructional strategies (RBISs) into college classrooms is essential for improving learning outcomes. However, the rate of implementation of new strategies is quite low. The devel...

    Authors: Adriana Corrales, Fred Goldberg, Edward Price and Chandra Turpen

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:21

    Content type: Research

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  36. As the number of computer science (CS) jobs become increasingly available in this country and computing skills become essential tools for managing all aspects of our personal lives, CS is quickly becoming an e...

    Authors: Jeanne Century, Kaitlyn A. Ferris and Huifang Zuo

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:20

    Content type: Research

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  37. Programming a computer is an increasingly valuable skill, but dropout and failure rates in introductory programming courses are regularly as high as 50%. Like many fields, programming requires students to lear...

    Authors: Lauren E. Margulieux, Briana B. Morrison and Adrienne Decker

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:19

    Content type: Research

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  38. Within STEM education, research on instructional practices has focused on ways to increase student engagement and thereby reap the associated benefits of increased learning, persistence, and academic success. ...

    Authors: Allyson Barlow and Shane Brown

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:18

    Content type: Research

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  39. Taking publicly funded projects in STEM education as a special lens, we aimed to learn about research and trends in STEM education. We identified a total of 127 projects funded by the Institute of Education Sc...

    Authors: Yeping Li, Ke Wang, Yu Xiao, Jeffrey E. Froyd and Sandra B. Nite

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:17

    Content type: Editorial

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  40. Women and ethnic minorities remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The goal of this pilot study is to better understand the beliefs and experiences of underreprese...

    Authors: Katherine Kricorian, Michelle Seu, Daniel Lopez, Elsie Ureta and Ozlem Equils

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:16

    Content type: Short report

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  41. This commentary aims to discuss an overarching boundary crossing framework under which integrated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) pedagogy can be conceptualized. Four potential learning di...

    Authors: Allen Leung

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:15

    Content type: Commentary

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  42. Teachers can have a significant impact on student interest and learning in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects and careers. Teacher self-efficacy can also significantly affect student le...

    Authors: Todd R. Kelley, J. Geoffery Knowles, Jeffrey D. Holland and Jung Han

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2020 7:14

    Content type: Research

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  43. 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

    Content type: Research

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  44. 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

    Content type: Research

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