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ERIC Number: ED535224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 54
Abstractor: ERIC
The Future of STEM Curriculum and Instructional Design: A Research and Development Agenda for Learning Designers. Report of a Workshop Series
Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum
In 2009-10 a series of Workshops was organized to focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning design for young students and adolescents. The objective was to provide visionary leadership to the education community by: (a) identifying and analyzing the needs and opportunities for future STEM curriculum development and instructional design given current and emerging technologies; and, (b) recommend policy positions and actions by funding agencies and the STEM research and development community regarding STEM instructional resources. Specific questions addressed included: (1) What will a high-impact, technology-intensive STEM learning environment look like in the near and long-term future?; (2) What materials development and research are required to make this vision possible?; and (3) What design, development, and diffusion processes are most likely to produce new approaches to STEM education? To address these questions, two workshops were convened to identify and analyze the needs and opportunities for innovative work. The goal was to identify strategies, directions and recommendations about the future of STEM instructional design. Participants included education futurists, researchers in the STEM content and education disciplines and specialists in instructional technology, cognitive psychology, policy, museum and educational media. This report provides a summary of the ideas generated by Workshop participants and offered to the STEM instructional design community and to agencies that fund this work. List of Workshop Participants is appended. (Contains 2 figures and 7 footnotes.)
Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum. 303 Townsend Hall University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211. Tel: 573-882-4406; Fax: 573-882-4481; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum