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Advanced Concept Maps in STEM Education Emerging Research and Opportunities

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Concept mapping has often been acknowledged as an efficient instrument for aiding students in learning new information. Examining the impact this tool provides in STEM fields can help to create more effective teaching methods. Advanced Concept Maps in STEM Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities highlights both the history and recent innovations of concept maps in learning environments. Featuring extensive coverage of relevant topics including object maps, verbal maps, and spatial maps, this publication is ideal for educators, academicians, students, professionals, and researchers interested in discovering new perspectives on the impact of concept mapping in educational settings.

Advanced Multi Criteria Decision Making for Addressing Complex Sustainability Issues

Author : Chatterjee, Prasenjit
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Sustainability issues have gained more importance in contemporary globalization, pushing decision makers to find a systematic mathematical approach to conduct analyses of this real-world problem. The growing complexity in modern social-economics or engineering environments or systems has forced researchers to solve complicated problems by using multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) approaches. However, traditional MCDM research mainly focuses on reaching the highest economic value or efficiency, and issues related to sustainability are still not closely explored. Advanced Multi-Criteria Decision Making for Addressing Complex Sustainability Issues discusses and addresses the challenges in the implementation of decision-making models in the context of green and sustainable engineering, criteria identification, quantification, comparison, selection, and analysis in the context of manufacturing, supply chain, transportation, and energy sectors. All academic communities in the areas of management, economics, business sciences, mechanical, and manufacturing technologies are able to use, apply, and implement the models presented in this book. It is intended for researchers, manufacturers, engineers, managers, industry professionals, academicians, and students.

Optimizing Elementary Education for English Language Learners

Author : Guler, Nilufer
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Teaching English language learners has long presented challenges for teachers tasked with bringing these students to a level of language comprehension comparable to that of native speakers. These challenges and issues can lead to difficulty comprehending core academic topics for those learning the English language. Optimizing Elementary Education for English Language Learners is a critical scholarly publication that explores the importance of English as a Second Language (ESL) education as well as the challenges that can arise in striving for effective and engaging learning environments for the students involved. Featuring a broad scope of topics, such as effective lesson plans, teacher education and preparation, and the education achievement gap, this book is geared toward academicians, practitioners, and researchers seeking current research on effective teaching strategies for teachers of English language learners.

Handbook of Research on Pedagogies and Cultural Considerations for Young English Language Learners

Author : Onchwari, Grace
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In the schools of today, English learners are the fastest-growing segment of the student population. As such, it is increasingly imperative to educate these students properly, while still practicing inclusion for overall student success. The Handbook of Research on Pedagogies and Cultural Considerations for Young English Language Learners is an authoritative research publication on research-based, theoretical frameworks and best practices for teaching young English language learners. Featuring exhaustive coverage on a variety of topics and perspectives such as co-teaching, inclusion, and social awareness, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on the examination of how diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences contribute to curriculum and pedagogy for bilingual young learners.

Curriculum Integration in Contemporary Teaching Practice Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author : Brown, Susannah
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Teaching and learning practices that are interconnected and value all subject areas benefit K-12 students by supporting creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. Curriculum Integration in Contemporary Teaching Practice: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential scholarly resource that presents detailed information on the benefits and implementation of STREAMSS (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Social Studies), an interdisciplinary curriculum that meets K-12 students’ diverse needs by placing equal emphasis on multiple avenues of learning. Highlighting topics such as educational science and technology, curriculum development, and instructional design, this book is an ideal resource for students, academicians, researchers, and librarians seeking current information on interdisciplinary education.

STEM Road Map

Author : Carla C. Johnson
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STEM Road Map: A Framework for Integrated STEM Education is the first resource to offer an integrated STEM curricula encompassing the entire K-12 spectrum, with complete grade-level learning based on a spiraled approach to building conceptual understanding. A team of over thirty STEM education professionals from across the U.S. collaborated on the important work of mapping out the Common Core standards in mathematics and English/language arts, the Next Generation Science Standards performance expectations, and the Framework for 21st Century Learning into a coordinated, integrated, STEM education curriculum map. The book is structured in three main parts—Conceptualizing STEM, STEM Curriculum Maps, and Building Capacity for STEM—designed to build common understandings of integrated STEM, provide rich curriculum maps for implementing integrated STEM at the classroom level, and supports to enable systemic transformation to an integrated STEM approach. The STEM Road Map places the power into educators’ hands to implement integrated STEM learning within their classrooms without the need for extensive resources, making it a reality for all students.

STEM Education

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"This reference brings together an impressive array of research on the development of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics curricula at all educational levels"--Provided by publisher.

Concept Mapping for Planning and Evaluation

Author : Mary Kane
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Concept Mapping for Planning and Evaluation is a thorough, accessible guide to concept mapping in its most useful form for social or organizational researchers in any context. With straightforward language and useful examples from their 40 combined years of creating and working with this process, authors Mary Kane and William M. K. Trochim describe in detail the six major steps in the conduct of group concept mapping. is a thorough, accessible guide to concept mapping in its most useful form for social or organizational researchers in any context. With straightforward language and useful examples from their 40 combined years of creating and working with this process, authors Mary Kane and William M. K. Trochim describe in detail the six major steps in the conduct of group concept mapping.

The 5Es of Inquiry Based Science

Author : Chitman-Booker, Lakeena
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Create an active learning environment in grades K-12 using the 5E inquiry-based science model! Featuring a practical guide to implementing the 5E model of instruction, this resource clearly explains each "E" in the 5E model of inquiry-based science. It provides teachers with practical strategies for stimulating inquiry with students and includes lesson ideas. Suggestions are provided for encouraging students to investigate and advance their understanding of science topics in meaningful and engaging ways. This resource supports core concepts of STEM instruction.

Science Education in East Asia

Author : Myint Swe Khine
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This book presents innovations in teaching and learning science, novel approaches to science curriculum, cultural and contextual factors in promoting science education and improving the standard and achievement of students in East Asian countries. The authors in this book discuss education reform and science curriculum changes and promotion of science and STEM education, parental roles and involvement in children's education, teacher preparation and professional development and research in science education in the context of international benchmarking tests to measure the knowledge of mathematics and science such as the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and achievement in science, mathematics and reading like Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Among the high achieving countries, the performance of the students in East Asian countries such as Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and China (Shanghai) are notable. This book investigates the reasons why students from East Asian countries consistently claim the top places in each and every cycle of those study. It brings together prominent science educators and researchers from East Asia to share their experience and findings, reflection and vision on emerging trends, pedagogical innovations and research-informed practices in science education in the region. It provides insights into effective educational strategies and development of science education to international readers.

Discipline Based Education Research

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The National Science Foundation funded a synthesis study on the status, contributions, and future direction of discipline-based education research (DBER) in physics, biological sciences, geosciences, and chemistry. DBER combines knowledge of teaching and learning with deep knowledge of discipline-specific science content. It describes the discipline-specific difficulties learners face and the specialized intellectual and instructional resources that can facilitate student understanding. Discipline-Based Education Research is based on a 30-month study built on two workshops held in 2008 to explore evidence on promising practices in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. This book asks questions that are essential to advancing DBER and broadening its impact on undergraduate science teaching and learning. The book provides empirical research on undergraduate teaching and learning in the sciences, explores the extent to which this research currently influences undergraduate instruction, and identifies the intellectual and material resources required to further develop DBER. Discipline-Based Education Research provides guidance for future DBER research. In addition, the findings and recommendations of this report may invite, if not assist, post-secondary institutions to increase interest and research activity in DBER and improve its quality and usefulness across all natural science disciples, as well as guide instruction and assessment across natural science courses to improve student learning. The book brings greater focus to issues of student attrition in the natural sciences that are related to the quality of instruction. Discipline-Based Education Research will be of interest to educators, policy makers, researchers, scholars, decision makers in universities, government agencies, curriculum developers, research sponsors, and education advocacy groups.

Dissertation Abstracts International

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Methodological Approaches to STEM Education Research Volume 1

Author : Peta J. White
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This book addresses the changing nature of the methodologies that underpin research in mathematics, science, health and environmental education. This is a constantly shifting landscape that educational researchers need to engage with in order for research to continue to impact educational practice. The novelty of this book in the context of the existing publishing landscape is that it has a singular focus on methodology and methods, not in service of research findings but as something worth considering in itself, bringing methodology to the forefront of educational research.

Qualitative Research in STEM

Author : Sherry Marx
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Qualitative Research in STEM examines the groundbreaking potential of qualitative research methods to address issues of social justice, equity, and sustainability in STEM. A collection of empirical studies conducted by prominent STEM researchers, this book examines the experiences and challenges faced by traditionally marginalized groups in STEM, most notably culturally and linguistically diverse students and women. Investigations into these issues, as well as the high dropout rate among engineering students and issues of academic integrity in STEM, come with detailed explanations of the study methodologies used in each case. Contributors also provide personal narratives that share their perspectives on the benefits of qualitative research methodologies for the topics explored. Through a variety of qualitative methodologies, including participatory action research, Indigenous research, and critical ethnography, this volume aims to reveal and remedy the inequalities within STEM education today.

Learning as a Generative Activity

Author : Richard E. Mayer
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This book presents eight evidence-based strategies that promote generative learning, which enables learners to apply their knowledge to new problems.

Technology Integration for Meaningful Classroom Use A Standards Based Approach

Author : Katherine Cennamo
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Updated and streamlined for easier use, TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION FOR MEANINGFUL CLASSROOM USE: A STANDARDS-BASED APPROACH, Second Edition, equips readers with the knowledge, creative and critical thinking skills, and confidence needed to become self-directed learners who can successfully navigate the constantly changing environment of technology integration in the classroom. Using the principles of self-directed learning as its foundation, the book aims to help readers learn to evaluate and reflect on professional practice to make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of student learning. The first educational technology book organized around the 2008 National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T) developed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), this standards-based approach provides the framework for developing, modeling, and teaching the skills and knowledge necessary for integrating technology in authentic teaching and learning. An end-of-book supplement provides examples of technology integration in practice within specific content areas, guided by the national standards that apply to each content domain. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Outstanding Lessons Made Simple

Author : Dr. Richard Beard
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Dr Richard Beard started off as a Science Teacher at Codsall Community High School, Staffordshire, UK and progressed to being an Advanced Skills Teacher (AST), Gifted & Talented and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Co-ordinator. This supportive role continued for four years and across all subjects within a mixture of age ranges as part of the Codsall High School Federation of Schools. Throughout this period, Richard worked within an outstanding and innovative leadership team to help raise the quality of teaching rapidly from Satisfactory (2007) to Outstanding (2010). In three short years, the team had worked to complete a meteoric rise in the quality of Teaching & Learning. Richard’s work during this time and in the present day is heavily influenced by Assessment for learning (AfL). He realised that training related to planning and the use of AfL lacked the simple approach. Confusion often reigned over what is good practice especially in teachers just joining the profession. From this, Outstanding-lessons-made-simple.co.uk was created in the aim of promoting the simple approach: The Outstanding Lesson Framework. The framework was designed to help teachers discover a simple and effective way to teach. The aim being that all teachers can deliver good and outstanding lessons all the time not just in observations with the simple backbone to good teaching: AfL. At the present time, the framework provides the basis for the improvement of the quality of Teaching & Learning across all of the schools Richard has worked at. He continues to use it as an Assistant Headteacher in charge of Teaching & Learning at The Marches School in Oswestry, Shropshire (Outstanding, Ofsted, 2010) whilst he regularly delivers training on the framework and its use to improve the quality of Teaching & Learning across different schools.

Promoting Active Learning through the Flipped Classroom Model

Author : Keengwe, Jared
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"This book focuses on an in-depth assessment on strategies and instructional design practices appropriate for the flipped classroom model, highlighting the benefits, shortcoming, perceptions, and academic results of the flipped classroom model"--Provided by publisher.

STEM Project Based Learning

Author : Robert M. Capraro
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This second edition of Project-Based Learning (PBL) presents an original approach to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) centric PBL. We define PBL as an “ill-defined task with a well-defined outcome,” which is consistent with our engineering design philosophy and the accountability highlighted in a standards-based environment. This model emphasizes a backward design that is initiated by well-defined outcomes, tied to local, state, or national standard that provide teachers with a framework guiding students’ design, solving, or completion of ill-defined tasks. This book was designed for middle and secondary teachers who want to improve engagement and provide contextualized learning for their students. However, the nature and scope of the content covered in the 14 chapters are appropriate for preservice teachers as well as for advanced graduate method courses. New to this edition is revised and expanded coverage of STEM PBL, including implementing STEM PBL with English Language Learners and the use of technology in PBL. The book also includes many new teacher-friendly forms, such as advanced organizers, team contracts for STEM PBL, and rubrics for assessing PBL in a larger format.

Current Index to Journals in Education

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