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ERIC Number: EJ997959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Teaching STEM Means Teacher Learning
O'Neill, Tara; Yamagata, Lisa; Yamagata, Justin; Togioka, Susan
Phi Delta Kappan, v94 n1 p36-38, 40 Sep 2012
Three experienced science teachers at a middle school tell about their first-year journey of adopting STEM pedagogy. STEM did not materialize as planned, but in the end it worked out. Some observations and advice: Transitioning to STEM requires leaving comfort zones. Teachers may need the help of an experienced guide. Many students have been trained to learn through more traditional methods and may not know how to think critically for themselves. The teacher is not the repository of all information; students have a large role in discovering their own knowledge through inquiry. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii