10 octobre 2017

A ‘New Normal’ in STEM Teaching?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. AAU wanted to improve science education beyond an instructor-by-instructor basis. Five years on, a major initiative piloted on eight campuses seems to be working. More...

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A controversial call for decolonisation of maths

By Nicola Jenvey. Formal metaphysical mathematics of the kind currently taught in schools and universities can and should be decolonised and uncoupled from its Western roots, and doing so would make it easier to teach and learn. More...

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Universities recommit to STEM mandates

By Kudzai Mashininga. Facing tight economic conditions, Zimbabwe’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, universities are grappling with a long-standing government directive to revert to their core mandate of teaching mainly science-related courses. More...

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08 octobre 2017

Nonprofit Encourages African American Girls and Women to Stay Afloat in STEM

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. A new nonprofit science education organization based in Baltimore, MD wants more African American girls and young women to explore marine-related research and pursue careers in aquatic-based STEM fields. More...

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07 octobre 2017

A tale of two states’ computer science programs

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. Computer science is becoming more essential to future jobs; but are students developing the skills they need? As computer science education grows across the nation, many states are making it a core subject and are counting it toward math and science requirements. More...

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28 septembre 2017

Khan Academy as Supplemental Instruction: A Controlled Study of a Computer-Based Mathematics Intervention

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningKhan Academy is a large and popular open educational resource (OER) with little empirical study into its impact on student achievement in mathematics when used in schools. In this study, we examined the use of Khan Academy as a mathematics intervention among seventh grade students over a 4-week period versus a control group. More...

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26 septembre 2017

STEM vs humanities – Calls for a more balanced approach

By Gilbert Nakweya. While the past decade has seen increased pressure on African universities to enrol and train more students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM subjects, a more integrated approach to development which includes the humanities and social sciences, is starting to receive more attention. More...

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22 septembre 2017

STEM Students May Miss Key Concepts, According to a New Study

Best Masters Degrees & Masters Programs 2017/2018A new study published in the Journal of Chemical Education suggests that regardless of intelligence or preparation, many university students struggle with introductory science courses. More...

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Australia Puts $3.9 Million Towards Women In STEM

Best Masters Degrees & Masters Programs 2017/2018In its push to overcome cultural and institutional factors that impede women in STEM, the Australian government recently granted 24 organizations $3.9 million towards projects that encourage girls and women to pursue STEM studies. More...

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21 septembre 2017

Minister dismisses critics of university funding cuts

Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham has dismissed vice-chancellors’ opposition to his proposed budget cuts for higher education, saying that universities can find efficiency savings to allow for the shortfall. But universities say STEM disciplines – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – will suffer most. More...

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