ERIC Number: EJ1069743
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Reference Count: 5
Triple Nexus: Improving STEM Teaching through a Research-Public Engagement-Teaching Nexus
Stevenson, E.; McArthur, J.
International Journal for Academic Development, v20 n3 p291-294 2015
In this Reflection on Practice we propose a triple nexus of research, public engagement and teaching that could provide a new pathway for academic developers to enable greater engagement in learning and teaching issues from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) academics. We argue that the public engagement activities demanded by STEM research funding can become proxies for the development of similar skills and dispositions essential to good university teaching.
Descriptors: STEM Education, Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Science Course Improvement Projects, Learning Activities, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Student Participation, Feedback (Response), Educational Research, Educational Practices, Partnerships in Education
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