Society, reality and STEM-education : challenging contributions to ‘science as practice’

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    Abstract

    Connecting school science and mathematics to real-life is a key issue in STEM education. This symposium presents four studies on ‘realistic’ STEM-education from various STEM-domains that all involve ‘science as practice’. Key issues addressed are: How can students’ understanding and appreciation of STEM subject-matter knowledge/skills be improved? What does the worldwide need for sustainable development imply for STEM-education? What could/should be the role of teachers in designing and realizing such ‘realistic’ STEM-education, and what professional development is needed. The contributions presented employ supplementary theoretical perspectives, and the merits and flaws of the underpinning educational paradigms will be addressed.

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    Conference2017 Annual Meeting American Educational Research Association (AERA), April 27-May 1, 2017, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Abbreviated titleAERA 2017
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Antonio
    Period27/04/171/05/17
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