This book presents an international perspective of the influence of cultural issues on STEM reform. Effective STEM education is of considerable importance internationally because there is increase pressure by governments to produce technically skilled people from the compulsory education sectors; people capable of participating actively in the so-called’ knowledge economy’ or knowledge society. An important and distinguishing feature of the book is that it draws upon the empirical experiences and research of the local experts from an extremely diverse cohort across the world.
Contributors are: Nayif Awad, David Barlex, Alexandra Bazdar, Saouma BouJaoude, Heba EL-Deghaidy, Marwa Eltanahy, Sibel Erduran, Sufian Forawi, Clare Gartland, Lilia Halim, Ying-Shao Hsu, Zanaton Haji Iksan, Deena Khalil, Meredith Kier, Nasser Mansour, Mohamad Sattar Rasul, Seema Rivera, Dalene Swanson, Paige Teamey, Tuan Mastura Tuan Soh, Russell Tytler, Noël Williams and Yi-Fen Yeh.
Nasser Mansour, PhD (2008), is Associate Professor of Science Education at the Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter, UK. He was Director of the Centre for Research in STEM Education. He has been recognised and promoted by the Supreme of Universities in Egypt to Full Professor in Science Education at Tanta University, Egypt.
Heba EL-Deghaidy, PhD (2001), is a Professor of Curricula and Science Education. She is a tenured faculty at the American University in Cairo where she teaches MA students at the Graduate School of Education.
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Introduction: STEM in Science Education and S in STEM
Heba EL-Deghaidy and Nasser Mansour
PART 1: Current Practices and Challenges in STEM Education in Different Educational Settings and Cultures
1 STEM and Pedagogical Content Knowledge: Case Studies of Teachers in a Girls’ School in Taiwan
Ying-Shao Hsu, Sibel Erduran and Yi-Fen Yeh
2 STEM Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) and the Development of STEM Pedagogy
3 The Pivots of a Research-Practice Partnership When Centering Learning in Culturally Responsive Engineering Tasks
Meredith W. Kier, Noël G. Williams, Alexandra C. Bazdar, Deena Khalil and Paige Teamey
4 Promotion of STEM Education in Schools through Partnerships
Nasser Mansour and Heba EL-Deghaidy
PART 2: STEM Educational Reforms and Innovations That Are Being Implemented from an International Perspective
5 Science and Design & Technology: An Exploration of Their Relationship in the Secondary School Curriculum
6 Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Young Scientists in Promoting STEM Learning in an Informal Context
Lilia Halim, Zanaton H. Iksan, Mohamad Sattar Rasul and Tuan Mastura Tuan Soh
7 Integrating the Learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics through a Sound, Waves and Communication Systems Course: Exploring Cognitive and Affective Aspects
8 The Diffusion of Entrepreneurial Practices at Schools through STEM Education
Marwa Eltanahy, Sufian Forawi and Nasser Mansour
PART 3: Sociocultural Issues That Have an Impact on Shaping and Reshaping Stem Education
9 Stem Education in the Arab Countries: Rationale, Significance, and Future Prospects
10 Unpacking the Purposes and Potential of Interdisciplinary STEM
Russell Tytler and Dalene Swanson
11 UK and USA University Outreach Practices: The Need to Develop STEM Learning Pedagogies for Student Ambassador Activity
12 Localising STE2AM Education: A Transdisciplinary Response to Local and Global Challenges
All interested in the STEM Education and the integration of STEM in science Education , and anyone concerned with science education.