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Gandhi-Lee, Eshani; Skaza, Heather; Marti, Erica; Schrader, P. G.; Orgill, MaryKay – European Journal of STEM Education, 2017
According to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST, 2012), there is a need to produce one million more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) graduates in the U.S. over the next decade. Thus, more students must be recruited into and retained in STEM degrees of study. Because faculty are considered…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Student Recruitment
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Verma, Chaman – European Journal of STEM Education, 2017
In development of any country depends upon higher educational status. India is fast growing country in the field of education and technology. Most of IT engineers are deputed in world's most IT companies. It has been possible because of strong development higher education system in India. This paper focuses on the comparative study of higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Privatization
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Stohlmann, Micah S. – European Journal of STEM Education, 2017
Internationally mathematical modeling is garnering more attention for the benefits associated with it. Mathematical modeling can develop students' communication skills and the ability to demonstrate understanding through different representations. With the increased attention on mathematical modeling, there is a need for more curricula to be…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models
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Hurst, Chris – European Journal of STEM Education, 2017
Multiplicative thinking has been widely accepted as a critically important "big idea" of mathematics and one which underpins much mathematical understanding beyond the primary years of schooling. It is therefore of importance to consider the capacity of children to think multiplicatively but also to consider the capacity of their…
Descriptors: Multiplication, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Teaching Methods
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Khine, Myint Swe; Liu, Yang – European Journal of STEM Education, 2017
Textbooks are primary teaching aids, sources from which students obtain knowledge of science domain. Due to this fact, curriculum developers in the field emphasize the crucial role of analysing the contents of science textbooks in improving science education. Scientific domain knowledge relies on graphical representations for the manifestation of…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Science Instruction, Illustrations, Visual Aids
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Furner, Joseph M. – European Journal of STEM Education, 2017
Mathematics teachers need to take on the role of counselors in addressing the math anxious in today's math classrooms. This paper looks at the impact math anxiety has on the future of young adults in our high-tech society. Teachers and professional school counselors are encouraged to work together to prevent and reduce math anxiety. It is…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Anxiety, School Counselors
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Mulu, Nega Kahsay – European Journal of STEM Education, 2017
This paper aims to examine the major issues concerning the links between academic research and economic development in Ethiopia by considering the Addis Ababa University as a case. The paper is based on two premises. The first pertains to the idea that universities being one of the actors in knowledge production plays a central role in enhancing…
Descriptors: Correlation, Educational Research, Economic Development, Foreign Countries
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Darwish, Naif A.; Qasim, Muhammad – European Journal of STEM Education, 2016
In academia, smooth progression of students significantly depends on the way curricula are developed and organized. Curricula or study plans with high degree of interconnectivity between courses, multiple prerequisites, and hierarchically structured courses tend to complicate the smooth progress of the enrolled students. In this work, a rigorous…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, Universities
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Dhlamini, Joseph J. – European Journal of STEM Education, 2016
This paper reports on a pilot study that investigated the effect of implementing a context-based problem solving instruction (CBPSI) to enhance the problem solving performance of high school mathematics learners. Primarily, the pilot study aimed: (1) to evaluate the efficiency of data collection instruments; and, (2) to test the efficacy of CBPSI…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Reid-Griffin, Angelia; Slaten, Kelli M. – European Journal of STEM Education, 2016
In this initial phase of our multi-year research study we set out to explore the development of leadership skills in our pre-service secondary teachers after using an online wiki, Wikispaces. This paper presents our methods for preparing a group of 13 mathematics and 3 science secondary pre-service teachers to demonstrate the essential knowledge,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Standards, Electronic Publishing, Beginning Teachers
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Saleh, Salmiza; Rahman, Muhamad Asyrah Abdul – European Journal of STEM Education, 2016
Algebra is a branch of mathematics that deals with symbols and also the rules for manipulating those symbols, which are used to represent numbers and quantities in mathematical formulae and equations. It is needed and used in our everyday lives. The purpose of this study was to examine students' performance in algebra related to gender and types…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Gender Differences
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Casem, Remalyn Q. – European Journal of STEM Education, 2016
This study aimed to determine the effects of flipped instruction on the performance and attitude of high school students in Mathematics. The study made use of the true experimental design, specifically the pretest-posttest control group design. There were two instruments used to gather data, the pretest-posttest which was subjected to validity and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework, Video Technology
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Reid-Griffin, Angelia – European Journal of STEM Education, 2016
The approaches and interpretations of a class of 6th graders and a class of 8th graders in a U.S. middle school asked to engage in tasks that involved using observations to describe and classify samples is the subject of this paper. Overall 8th graders were better able to perform the tasks, suggesting a developmental advantage aspect. However, the…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Mineralogy, Geology, Science Instruction
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Rakich, Sladjana S.; Tran, Vinh – European Journal of STEM Education, 2016
Often STEM schools and STEM enrichment programs attract primarily high achieving students or those with strong motivation or interest. However, to ensure that more students pursue interest in STEM, steps must be taken to provide access for all students. For a balanced and integrated career development focus, schools must provide learning…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Intervention
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Alves, C.; Ribeiro, Vitor; Cunha, Marta; Pereira, Paula; Pinto, Cláudia – European Journal of STEM Education, 2016
There are examples of using stones of the cultural heritage for teaching purposes. Information systems have found several potential uses in the promotion and preservation of cultural heritage. In this paper is considered the conceptual framework of an information system concerning features of geological interest (FGI) in the built heritage…
Descriptors: Geology, Information Systems, Physical Environment, Cultural Background
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