Enhancing STEM Education through Collaborative Learning Approaches

A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 1600

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
School of Education, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY 40205, USA
Interests: STEM education; science education; teacher education; teaching and learning

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Guest Editor
School of Education and Counseling, Purdue University Northwest, Hammond, IN, USA
Interests: STEM education; mathematics education; digital fabrication and 3D printing as tools for teaching and learning; TPACK

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In response to calls for STEM education that builds all students’ agency and sense of belonging, teachers and leaders are being encouraged more and more to consider how to equitably implement integrated STEM education for all—both in the formal classroom and beyond. This Special Issue is designed to help educators consider the best practices in collaborative STEM learning experiences that are inclusive of all students and allow them to experience and build their STEM identity. In doing so, the focus of this Special Issue will be to explore collaborative strategies to inspire meaningful and impactful STEM learning. 

Through a collection of research and practitioner-based papers focused on collaborative approaches in STEM education, readers will come away with a strong sense of the best practices in STEM education to ensure coherent and standards-aligned teaching across disciplines through authentic opportunities to meaningfully engage students.

Contributions encompassing a wide range of themes related to this topic are welcome, including but not limited to:

  • Examination of pedagogical strategies that facilitate collaboration in STEM education;
  • Exploration of effective collaborative strategies within science, math, and/or STEM-related contexts;
  • Examination of the impact of collaborative STEM education on students' conceptual understanding and achievement;
  • Evaluation of the challenges and benefits of incorporating collaboration in STEM education;
  • Laying the foundation for effective collaboration through theoretical and conceptual frameworks in STEM education;
  • Integrating social justice and culturally relevant pedagogy through collaboration in STEM education;
  • Supporting special populations with collaboration through STEM education;
  • Assessing affective student outcomes of collaboration in STEM education.

Dr. Kristin L. Cook
Dr. Jessica Ivy
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • STEM education
  • research-based practices
  • collaborative learning

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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