ERIC Number: EJ1128179
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Calling STEM Experts: How Can Experts Contribute to Students' Increased STEM Engagement?
Gamse, Beth C.; Martinez, Alina; Bozzi, Laurie
International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, v7 n1 p31-59 2017
Encouraging student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is an urgent priority in the USA and abroad. How most effectively to generate and sustain student interest in and preparation for STEM education and careers remains a vexing question, as the content areas, target ages, instructional approaches, and specific purposes of STEM education--and career preparation--are so diverse. Political interest in uncovering means to prepare and engage both larger numbers and more diverse students in STEM fields has extended to the practice of engaging STEM professionals in educational activities with students. What is the empirical evidence about which approaches that rely upon STEM experts to engage students work, and for whom? This paper summarizes research about the effects of such programmes on student outcomes, and offers recommendations for strengthening the research basis about using STEM professionals in the future.
Descriptors: STEM Education, Expertise, Learner Engagement, Student Interests, Science Interests, Outcomes of Education, Research Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1353037