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Dole, Sharon; Bloom, Lisa; Doss, Kristy K. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2017
This study used structured online interviews with teachers to examine the impact that inquiry-based teaching methods had on their students. The research question was the following: What are the effects on student learning and motivation as a result of teachers using problem-based and project-based learning? Interviews were conducted with 36…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Active Learning, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
Realon, Michael S. – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), 2012
Recent conditions in America's economy have resulted in a period of paradox as high unemployment continues to trouble America at the same time as employers complain about millions of unfilled jobs due to a serious skills gap in the nation's workforce. The prevalence of this economic situation in Charlotte, North Carolina, has caused the Olympic…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Student Projects
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Lachapelle, Cathy Pauline; Oh, Yoonkyung; Cunningham, Christine M. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
We present main effects of treatment and moderating effects of student background on science and engineering outcomes for grades 3-5 children participating in an engineering intervention. Data is from a large-scale randomized-controlled trial of two matched pairs (intervention and comparison) of engineering units. The intervention curriculum…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Engineering, Engineering Education, Intervention
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Styers, Diane M. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2018
The abundance of freely available, scientific big data sets can facilitate discovery-based authentic science projects saving time, money, and effort. This is especially true of remotely sensed data, as there is global coverage of Earth's surface spanning several decades that can be used for a multitude of applications. In this article, I present…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Undergraduate Students, College Science, Active Learning
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Edmunds, Julie; Arshavsky, Nina; Glennie, Elizabeth; Charles, Karen; Rice, Olivia – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2016
Project-based learning (PjBL) is an approach often favored in STEM classrooms, yet some studies have shown that teachers struggle to implement it with academic rigor. This paper explores the relationship between PjBL and rigor in the classrooms of ten STEM-oriented high schools. Utilizing three different data sources reflecting three different…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Active Learning, Student Projects, High Schools
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Thompson, Brandon; Vernado, Terri; Matthews, Brian – Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
This paper describes the first part of a new three-part study of STEM and engineering design research termed Design-Without-Make to be conducted by NC [North Carolina] State University in 2009-10 in an NC high school. The hybrid quantitative, qualitative case study is being developed with the purpose of capturing what new technological learning…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Design, STEM Education
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
Superintendents and principals can have a positive and decisive impact on student achievement and higher graduation rates. Their essential leadership can illuminate the path to excellence for faculty and students. In upgrading curriculum and instruction, school leaders need to keep abreast of practices proven effective in other districts and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Best Practices, High Achievement, Graduation Rate
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Kinner, David; Lord, Mark – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
Participation in course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) allows students greater and equitable access to the high-impact practice, especially in the STEM disciplines. In a National Science Foundation-sponsored project, small groups of students completed authentic research projects in eight introductory to upper level geoscience…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Science Instruction, College Science
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Baker, Dawn – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2013
The arts have long been valued for their aesthetic contributions to education, and studies have been conducted to demonstrate their contribution to academic performance in an attempt to justify their inclusion in the curriculum. Art integration involves learning core content subjects (math, reading, language, science, social studies) through the…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, Cognitive Development, Intelligence
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Thompson, Brandon; Varnado, Terri; Matthews, Brian – Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
This paper describes the second part of a new three-part study of STEM and engineering design research--termed Design-Without-Make--conducted by NC State University in 2009-10 in an NC high school. The hybrid quantitative, qualitative case study is being developed with the purpose of capturing what new technological learning occurs and how the new…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering Education, Design, Mixed Methods Research
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Ernst, Jeremy Vaughn; Glennie, Elizabeth J. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
This performance assessment pilot study was a major research component of the overall National Science Foundation funded Redesigned High Schools for Transformed STEM Learning Project. Secondary Earth/Environmental Science students' abilities to translate cognitive knowledge into demonstrable performance-based proficiencies were specifically…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High Schools, School Restructuring, Performance Based Assessment
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Matthews, Catherine E.; Huffling, Lacey D.; Benavides, Aerin – American Biology Teacher, 2014
We describe a field-based lizard project we did with high school students as a part of our summer Herpetological Research Experiences. We describe data collection on lizards captured, identified, and marked as a part of our mark-recapture study. We also describe other lizard projects that are ongoing in the United States and provide resources for…
Descriptors: Science Projects, Animals, High School Students, Field Studies
McCoy, Leah P., Ed. – Online Submission, 2015
This document presents the proceedings of the 20th Annual Research Forum held June 25, 2015, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Included are the following 21 action research papers: (1) History Lives! The Use of Simulations in a High School Social Studies Classroom (Lydia Adkins); (2) Using Francophone Music in the High…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Action Research, Simulation, Social Studies
State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2012
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) published a series of case studies from 28 states to showcase examples of how ARRA EETT ("American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Enhancing Education Through Technology") grant funds have impacted teaching and learning. SETDA collected data for the case studies through…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Districts, Grants, Federal Programs
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Rattigan-Rohr, Jean; He, Ye; Murphy, Mary Beth; Knight, Gerald – AILACTE Journal, 2014
This paper describes a community-based after-school tutoring project, where families are participants together with their children. There are 50 family members involved in the project, several have multiple children enrolled, and four families were selected for an in-depth case study. The goals of this mixed method study were to determine why…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Tutoring, School Community Programs, Family Programs
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