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Jane Calvert – MIT Press, 2024
Where does science and technology studies (STS) belong? In "A Place for Science and Technology Studies," Jane Calvert takes readers through eight different rooms--the laboratory, the conference room, the classroom, the coffee room, the art studio, the bioethics building, the policy room, and the ivory tower--investigating the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Scientific Research, Biology, Social Science Research
Matthew Berland; Antero Garcia – MIT Press, 2024
Educational analytics tend toward aggregation, asking what a "normative" learner does. In "The Left Hand of Data," educational researchers Matthew Berland and Antero Garcia start from a different assumption--that outliers are, and must be treated as, valued individuals. Berland and Garcia argue that the aim of analytics should…
Descriptors: Justice, Learning Analytics, Data Use, Futures (of Society)
Smith, Michael D. – MIT Press, 2023
For too long, our system of higher education has been defined by scarcity: scarcity in enrollment, scarcity in instruction, and scarcity in credentials. In addition to failing students professionally, this system has exacerbated social injustice and socioeconomic stratification across the globe. In "The Abundant University," Michael D.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Bias, Equal Education, Educational Technology
Kim, Stephanie K. – MIT Press, 2023
The popular image of the international student in the American imagination is one of affluence, access, and privilege, but is that image accurate? In this provocative book, higher education scholar Stephanie Kim challenges this view, arguing that universities -- not the students -- create the paths that allow students their international mobility.…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Student Recruitment, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students
Kelvin K. Droegemeier – MIT Press, 2023
The academic research enterprise is highly complex, involving multiple sectors of society and a vast array of approaches. In "Demystifying the Academic Research Enterprise," Kelvin K. Droegemeier shows next-generation scholars across all disciplines how to become more productive earlier in their career, as well as how to help shape the…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Competition, College Faculty, Grants
Draganov, Alexandr – MIT Press, 2022
Techniques for applying mathematical concepts in the real world: six rarely taught but crucial tools for analysis, research, and problem-solving. Many young graduates leave school with a solid knowledge of mathematical concepts but struggle to apply these concepts in practice. Real scientific and engineering problems are different from those found…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Relevance (Education), College Mathematics, Engineering
Macrine, Sheila L., Ed.; Fugate, Jennifer M. B., Ed. – MIT Press, 2022
Embodied cognition represents a radical shift in conceptualizing cognitive processes, in which cognition develops through mind-body environmental interaction. If this supposition is correct, then the conventional style of instruction--in which students sit at desks, passively receiving information--needs rethinking. "Movement Matters"…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Schemata (Cognition), Neurosciences
Bers, Marina Umaschi – MIT Press, 2022
Today, schools are introducing STEM education and robotics to children in ever-lower grades. In "Beyond Coding," Marina Umaschi Bers lays out a pedagogical roadmap for teaching code that encompasses the cultivation of character along with technical knowledge and skills. Presenting code as a universal language, she shows how children…
Descriptors: Programming, Computer Science Education, Teaching Methods, Moral Values
Kong, Siu-Cheung, Ed.; Abelson, Harold, Ed. – MIT Press, 2022
Computing has become an essential part of today's primary and secondary school curricula. In recent years, K-12 computer education has shifted from computer science itself to the broader perspective of computational thinking (CT), which is less about technology than a way of thinking and solving problems--"a fundamental skill for everyone,…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Artificial Intelligence
Toppo, Greg; Tracy, Jim – MIT Press, 2021
What will high school education look like in twenty years? High school students are educated today to take their places in a knowledge economy. But the knowledge economy, based on the assumption that information is a scarce and precious commodity, is giving way to an economy in which information is ubiquitous, digital, and machine-generated. In…
Descriptors: Robotics, High Schools, Educational Change, Artificial Intelligence
Joyner, David A.; Isbell, Charles – MIT Press, 2021
What if there were a model for learning in which the classroom experience was distributed across space and time--and students could still have the benefits of the traditional classroom, even if they can't be present physically or learn synchronously? In this book, two experts in online learning envision a future in which education from…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Learning Processes, Educational Experience, COVID-19
Montgomery, Lucy; Hartley, John; Neylon, Cameron; Gillies, Malcolm; Gray, Eve; Herrmann-Pillath, Carsten; Huang, Chun-Kai; Leach, Joan; Potts, Jason; Ren, Xiang; Skinner, Katherine; Sugimoto, Cassidy R.; Wilson, Katie – MIT Press, 2021
The future of the university as an open knowledge institution that institutionalizes diversity and contributes to a common resource of knowledge: a manifesto. In this book, a diverse group of authors--including open access pioneers, science communicators, scholars, researchers, and university administrators--offer a bold proposition: universities…
Descriptors: Universities, College Role, Educational Change, Access to Information
Sengupta, Pratim; Dickes, Amanda; Farris, Amy Voss – MIT Press, 2021
The importance of coding in K-12 classrooms has been taken up by both scholars and educators. "Voicing Code in STEM" offers a new way to think about coding in the classroom--one that goes beyond device-level engagement to consider the interplay between computational abstractions and the fundamentally interpretive nature of human…
Descriptors: Coding, STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Computation
Bonvillian, William B.; Sarma, Sanjay E. – MIT Press, 2021
The American dream promised that if you worked hard, you could move up, with well-paying working-class jobs providing a gateway to an ever-growing middle class. Today, however, we have increasing inequality, not economic convergence. Technological advances are putting quality jobs out of reach for workers who lack the proper skills and training.…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Working Class, Job Training, Educational Innovation
Neumann, Maureen D.; Dion, Lisa – MIT Press, 2021
Computational thinking--a set of mental and cognitive tools applied to problem solving--is a fundamental skill that all of us (and not just computer scientists) draw on. Educators have found that computational thinking enhances learning across a range of subjects and reinforces students' abilities in reading, writing, and arithmetic. This book…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Computation, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods
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