STEM Education 2.0

Myths and Truths – What Has K-12 STEM Education Research Taught Us?

STEM Education 2.0 discusses the most recent research on important selected K-12 STEM topics by synthesizing previous research and offering new research questions. The contributions range from analysis of key STEM issues that have been studied for more than two decades to topics that have more recently became popular, such as maker space and robotics. In each chapter, nationally and internationally known STEM experts review key literature in the field, share findings of their own research with its implications for K-12 STEM education, and finally offer future research areas and questions in the respected area they have been studying. This volume provides diverse and leading voices in the future of STEM education and STEM education research.

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Biographical Note

Alpaslan Sahin, Ph.D. (2007), is a Research Scientist at Harmony Public Schools. He has published a book, book chapters, and many articles on STEM education, teachers’ questioning techniques, and informal STEM learning, including A Practice-based Model of STEM Teaching: STEM Students on the Stage (SOS).

Margaret J. Mohr-Schroeder, Ph.D. (2006), is a Professor of STEM Education and Associate Dean in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. She has a variety of publications and grants related to using informal learning environments to improve opportunity and access to STEM education, including K12 STEM Education: Why Does It Matter and Where Are We Now? (Teachers College Record, 2018).


All interested in what K-12 STEM education research has yielded in the last two decades.

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