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STEM Learning

Title: STEM Learning

Author: Mesut Duran
English | 2016 | ISBN: 3319261770 | 183 Pages


This book reports the result

STEM Learning: IT Integration and Collaborative Strategies

s of a three-year research program funded by the National Science Foundation which targeted students and teachers from four Detroit high schools in order for them to learn, experience, and use IT within the context of STEM (IT/STEM), and explore 21st century career and educational pathways.

The book discusses the accomplishment of these goals through the creation of a Community of Designers– an environment in which high school students and teachers, undergraduate/graduate student assistants, and STEM area faculty and industry experts worked together as a cohesive team. The program created four project-based design teams, one for each STEM area. Each team had access to two year-round IT/STEM enrichment experiences to create high-quality learning projects, strategies, and curriculum models. These strategies were applied in after school, weekend, and summer settings through hands-on, inquiry-based activities with a strong emphasis on non-traditional approaches to learning and understanding. The book represents the first comprehensive description and analysis of the research program and suggests a plan for future development and refinement.

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Emerging Trends · Springer · STEM · Teaching

What’s Your STEM?

Title: What’s Your STEM

Author: Rihab Sawah
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1507200641 | 256 pages

What's Your STEM?: Activities to Discover Your Child's Potential in Science, Technology, Engineering, and MathSet your child up for a bright future with this new, interactive activity book that helps kids decide which STEM”science, technology, engineering, and math”skills they most enjoy”and where they most excel!

How do batteries work? How exactly does a bridge stay up? How likely is it that someone shares your birthday?

Kids are curios. And parents can help foster that curiosity and channel it into a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math with Whats Your STEM?

This engaging activity book helps children learn about STEM with a variety of activities. Working together with their parents, they can figure out what interests them now”and how it can lead to a career later on.

In addition to the fifty entertaining and educational experiments, this interactive book includes information on potential STEM career paths.

Families can work together to complete the activities, find out what everyone likes, and learn about jobs in those fields. Whats Your STEM? is a fun, family-friendly way to expand kids horizons and choose their own STEM adventure!

Robotics in STEM Education: Redesigning the Learning Experience

Title: Robotics in STEM Education

Author: Myint Swe Khine
English |2017 | 260 Pages | ISBN : 3319577859


This book describes recent approaches in advancing STEM education with the use of robotics, innovative methods in integrating robotics in school subjects, engaging and stimulating students with robotics in classroom-based and out-of-school activities, and new ways of using robotics as an educational tool to provide diverse learning experiences.
It addresses issues and challenges in generating enthusiasm among students and revamping curricula to provide application focused and hands-on approaches in learning . The book also provides effective strategies and emerging trends in using robotics, designing learning activities and how robotics impacts the students’ interests and achievements in STEM related subjects.
The frontiers of education are progressing very rapidly. This volume brought together a collection of projects and ideas which help us keep track of where the frontiers are moving. This book ticks lots of contemporary boxes: STEM, robotics, coding, and computational thinking among them. Most educators interested in the STEM phenomena will find many ideas in this book which challenge, provide evidence and suggest solutions related to both pedagogy and content. Regular reference to 21st Century skills, achieved through active collaborative learning in authentic contexts, ensures the enduring usefulness of this volume.
John Williams
Professor of Education and Director of the STEM Education Research Group
Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Books · Educational Philosophy · Organizations · Springer · STEM

Application of Management Theories for STEM Education

Title: Application of Management Theories for STEM Education

Author: Orit Hazzan

Application of Management Theories for STEM Education: The Case of SWOT AnalysisEnglish |  2017 (2018 Edition) | 82 Pages | ISBN 3319689495

This work describes the application of management theories in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education systems. Two chapters examine STEM education on the K-12 national level and one chapter focuses on the higher education institutional level. All chapters are based on comprehensive research.

Thus, it will appeal to teachers, school principals, researchers, graduate students, government policymakers, and all practitioners who care about STEM education in schools, academia and government. In each chapter, SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis is used as a managerial strategic tool for the examination of factors that focus either on internal circumstances (strengths and weaknesses), or external ones (opportunities and threats).

STEM Learning: IT Integration and Collaborative Strategies

Title: STEM Learning

Author: Mesot Duran

English | 2016 | ISBN: 3319261770 | 183 Pages


This book reports the results of a three-year research program funded by the National Science Foundation which targeted students and teachers from four Detroit high schools in order for them to learn, experience, and use IT within the context of STEM (IT/STEM), and explore 21st century career and educational pathways.

The book discusses the accomplishment of these goals through the creation of a Community of Designers– an environment in which high school students and teachers, undergraduate/graduate student assistants, and STEM area faculty and industry experts worked together as a cohesive team. The program created four project-based design teams, one for each STEM area. Each team had access to two year-round IT/STEM enrichment experiences to create high-quality learning projects, strategies, and curriculum models. These strategies were applied in after school, weekend, and summer settings through hands-on, inquiry-based activities with a strong emphasis on non-traditional approaches to learning and understanding. The book represents the first comprehensive description and analysis of the research program and suggests a plan for future development and refinement.

Discourse Analytic Perspectives on STEM Education: Exploring Interaction and Learning in the Multilingual Classroom

Title: Discourse Analytic Perspectives on STEM Education

Author: Juliet Langman

English | ISBN: 3319551159 | 2017 | 215 pages


This volume explores the nature of discourse in secondary and upper elementary mathematics and science classrooms. Chapters examine conditions that support or hinder teachers and students, in particular language learners, in employing language as a tool for learning. The volume provides rich oral and written language examples from a range of classroom contexts to illustrate how linguistic practices affect students’ appropriation and display of disciplinary specific knowledge. Chapters further explore linguistic practices through with the support of discourse analytic models that foreground the authentic classroom data with the aim of understanding the dynamics of the classroom. The authors investigate the intersection between discourse and learning from a range of perspectives, including an examination of key concepts such as intertextuality, interaction, mediation, scaffolding, appropriation, and adaptations. This volume offers concrete suggestions on how teachers might benefit from a discourse approach to teaching in the areas of mathematics and science.

Blended · Books · Educational Philosophy · Springer · Teaching

Blended Learning

Title: Blended Learning

Authors: Springer Conference
English | 2016 | ISBN: 3319411640 | 388 Pages

Blended Learning: Aligning Theory with Practices: 9th International Conference

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Blended Learning, ICBL 2016, held in Beijing, China, in July 2016. The conference is formerly known as International Conference on Hybrid Learning (ICHL)

The 34 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 61 submissions. The selected papers cover various aspects on collaborative and interactive learning, content development, open and flexible learning, assessment and evaluation, pedagogical and psychological issues, experience in blended learning, and strategies and solutions.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · Mobile · Online · Smart Education · Springer · Uncategorized

Authentic Virtual World Education

Title: Authentic Virtual World Education

English | ISBN: 9811063818 | 2017 | 220 pages
Authentic Virtual World Education: Facilitating Cultural Engagement and Creativity

The book presents the possibilities and realities of virtual worlds in education through the application of 3D virtual worlds to support authentic learning, creativity, learner engagement and cultural diversity in higher education. It includes a unique variety of cross disciplinary approaches to research, teaching and learning in a virtual world, including analysis of data from the experiences of students in education, law, Chinese language, sustainability, computer architecture, business, health and the Arts. The book provides unique learning experiences that have celebrated the rich media of virtual world environments through the utilisation of affordances such as simulation, bots, synchronous interaction, machinima and games. The perspectives come from Australia and New Zealand higher education academics but transferable to any higher educational institution in the sector, worldwide, and is significant to various disciplines in the higher education field.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Springer · Teaching

 

Title: How Internal And Fuzzy Techniques Can Improve Teaching

Author: Olga Kosheleva
English | 23 Nov. 2017 | ISBN: 3662559919 | 362 Pages
How Interval and Fuzzy Techniques Can Improve Teaching: Processing Educational Data

This book explains how to teach better and presents the latest research on processing educational data and presents traditional statistical techniques as well as probabilistic, interval, and fuzzy approaches.

Since there are a large number of statistical studies of different teaching techniques, the authors combined statistical and fuzzy approaches to process the educational data in order to provide insights into improving all the stages of the education process: from forming a curriculum to deciding in which order to present the material to grading the assignments and exams.
The authors do not claim to have solved all the problems of education. Instead they show, using numerous examples, that an innovative combination of different uncertainty techniques can improve teaching. The book offers teachers and instructors valuable advice and provides researchers in pedagogical and fuzzy areas with techniques to further advance teaching.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Higher Ed · Mobile · Smart Education · Springer · Teaching

The Design, Experience and Practice of Networked Learning

Title: The Design, Experience and Practice of Networked Learning

Editors:: Vivien Hodgson, Maarten de Laat, David McConnell and Thomas Ryberg

English | 28 Feb. 2014 | ISBN: 3319019392 | 292 Pages
The Design, Experience and Practice of Networked Learning (Research in Networked Learning)

This book brings together a wealth of new research that opens up the meaning of connectivity as embodied and promised in the term ‘networked learning’. Chapters explore how contexts, groups and environments can be connected rather than just learners; how messy, unexpected and emergent connections can be made rather than structured and predefined ones; and how technology connects us to learning and each other, but also shapes our identity. These exciting new perspectives ask us to look again at what we are connecting and to revel in new and emergent possibilities arising from the interplay of social actors, contexts, technologies, and learning.

Books · Emerging Trends · Higher Ed · ICT · Springer · STEM · Teaching

Innovative Practices in Teaching Information Science and Technology

Title: Innovative Practices in Teaching Information Science and Technology

Editor: John Carroll

English | Jan. 28, 2014 | ISBN: 3319036556 | 238 Pages
Innovative Practices in Teaching Information Sciences and Technology: Experience Reports and Reflections by John M. Carroll

University teaching and learning has never been more innovative than it is now.

This has been enabled by a better contemporary understanding of teaching and learning. Instructors now present situated projects and practices to their students, not just foundational principles. Lectures and structured practice are now often replaced by engaging and constructivist learning activities that leverage what students know about, think about and care about.

Teaching innovation has also been enabled by online learning in the classroom, beyond the classroom and beyond the campus. Learning online is perhaps not the panacea sometimes asserted but it is a disruptively rich and expanding set of tools and techniques that can facilitate engaging and constructivist learning activities. It is becoming the new normal in university teaching and learning.

The opportunity and the need for innovation in teaching and learning are together keenest in information technology itself: Computer and Information Science faculty and students are immersed in innovation. The subject matter of these disciplines changes from one year to the next; courses and curricula are in constant flux. And indeed each wave of disciplinary innovation is assimilated into technology tools and infrastructures for teaching new and emerging concepts and techniques.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Higher Ed · ICT · Springer · Teaching

Handbook of Technology Education

Title: HanPicture1dbook of Technology Education

Editor: Marc J. DeVries

English | ISBN: 331944686X | 2017 | 954 pages


This handbook of technology education offers a state-of-the-art survey of developments in technology education worldwide. It deals with general themes like philosophical foundations, curriculum, teaching and learning, teacher education, and educational technology. It also has some technology-specific topics, such as designing, making, and assessment (portfolios). To focus on the specific learning challenges a separate section of the book is dedicated to sub-domains of technology and engineering, like food, textiles, materials and robotics. Explicit attention is given to the possible role of technology (and engineering) education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. Recent developments such as technology concept learning, authentic learning, pre-university engineering education, design-based learning and design-based research for technology education, pedagogical content knowledge for technology educators, and the use of e-portfolios are included. One section deals with social and cultural issues, such as education for sustainability, gender issues in technology education, indigenous technologies, industry involvement and the relation between technology education and communication. As could be expected in a handbook on technology education, there is also a section on the use of technology for teaching about technology: the use of CAD, science fiction movies, animations, internet and social media. All chapters are written especially for this handbook by a selection of authors, some of whom have been part of the history of technology education for many years, some of whom are promising young researchers. The book can be used as a reference by technology education researchers to get a concise introduction into the field. It can also be used as a resource in technology teacher education programs. Technology teachers can use it as literature for deepening their understanding of the field and thus working on their continuous professionalization. Curriculum developers and policy makers will find it of interest to get an understanding for the need to have technology education in the curriculum and the way it can be realized in practice.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · Higher Ed · ICT · Smart Education · Springer · Teaching

Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning

Title: Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning

Authors: PierPaulo Vittorini et al.

Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning: 7th International Conference
English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319608185 | 135 Pages


This book presents the outcomes of the 7th International Conference in Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning (MIS4TEL’17), hosted by the Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal from 21 to 23 June 2017. Expanding on the topics of the previous conferences, it provided an open forum for discussing intelligent systems for technology enhanced learning (TEL) and their roots in novel learning theories, empirical methodologies for their design or evaluation, stand-alone and web-based solutions, and makerspaces. It also fostered entrepreneurship and business startup ideas, bringing together researchers and developers from industry, education and the academic world to report on the latest scientific research, technical advances and methodologies.