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Tan, Michael – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
The STEM movement is a recent phenomenon receiving worldwide attention as the darling educational project for school systems and research centres. This interest has no doubt been fuelled by economic rationales of the supposed necessity of STEM for continued material wealth, and the claims that the future will require a different sort of expertise…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Context Effect, Cultural Influences
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Tan, Michael; Lee, Shu-Shing; Ng, Zhi Ying – Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
While the Silicon Valley aphorism would encourage all involved in design to 'fail early so that one can succeed earlier', such a concept may be hard to translate to classroom instructional strategies, especially due to the negative connotations of failure in school settings. Failures in design serve a somewhat distinct purpose from failures in…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Student Attitudes, Failure, Design