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STEM learning environments: perceptions of STEM education researchers


Hatisaru, V and Beswick, K and Fraser, S, STEM learning environments: perceptions of STEM education researchers, Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 30 June - 4 July 2019, Perth, Australia, pp. 340-347. ISBN 978-1-920846-31-2 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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In efforts to provide effective support in STEM education in general and to help school teachers and leaders to consider STEM approaches and carry them out effectively, the perceptions of researchers active in STEM education or initiatives regarding STEM are significant. Despite many efforts to disseminate and implement STEM education, little research has focused on the researchers. The present study aimed to explore STEM researcher perceptions of STEM learning environments using the Draw a STEM Learning Environment Test (D-STEM). The drawings portrayed varying levels of STEM integration and in all depictions, there were indications of student-centred instruction. We conclude this paper with a discussion of the implications for practice and research.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:STEM, STEM learning environments, drawings, D-STEM
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Hatisaru, V (Dr Vesife Hatisaru)
UTAS Author:Beswick, K (Professor Kim Beswick)
UTAS Author:Fraser, S (Professor Sharon Fraser)
ID Code:134620
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2019-08-22
Last Modified:2020-09-11
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