CE Credit Hours: 2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours
Integrated approaches to STEM education are becoming increasingly popular as a means to help the next generation of students solve real-world problems. The purpose of this continuing education course, developed using information from The International Journal of STEM Education, is to evaluate the challenges and obstacles to developing and implementing integrated STEM curricula and instruction. Participant responses from an assessment identifying barriers and perceived supports when implementing integrated STEM education are presented as well as specific recommendations and implications for future studies.
1. Define STEM education and identify the need to prioritize the incorporation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) into instruction.
2. Describe a conceptual framework for STEM education that goes beyond a simple definition and includes the rationale, goals, intended outcomes, components, and how the components interact.
3. Outline the benefits of learning experiences, skills, and attitudes that have been associated with STEM education.
4. Evaluate assessment results including current level of STEM integration and how to improve pre-service and in-service STEM education.
5. Describe specific challenges and supports needed to achieve and advance STEM integration.
6. Identify implications for policy and decision making with respect to teaching STEM subjects in an integrated way.
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