14 septembre 2019

HBCUs Press Congress to Extend Funding

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. With deadline fast approaching for lawmakers, historically black colleges face a loss of $85 million in annual funding for STEM education. More...

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07 septembre 2019

Fears for Britain’s standing in world of science as students shun chemistry degrees

The GuardianNumbers of UK students applying to study chemistry at university have plunged by more than 20% over the past three years, new figures show. More...

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31 août 2019

STEM – Education for the global economy (AUR 61 02)

Science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) are skills our students and we are all supposed to have to succeed in the global economy. This has been the mantra for quite some time. Gerald Coles’ Miseducating for the Global Economy takes a critical look at what we are told by people who hardly ever enter a classroom but are called educational experts or educational policy makers, and politicians, the corporate media, and state officials. More...

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26 août 2019

Saving humanities from the STEM promised land

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"Education and labour policy makers, tech-believers and business followers should realise that for a graduate ‘entering the job market’ is not about one’s first job. On the contrary, it is preparing to manage a very extensive career, holding several occupations and even different professions (with diverse contract typologies and affiliations) throughout one’s life – a much longer life than for previous generations. More...

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Learning Engineering: A Caliper Example

The term "learning engineering" was first used by Nobel laureate and Carnegie Mellon University polymath Herbert Simon in 1966. It has been around for quite a while. But it is a term whose time as finally has come and, as such, we are seeing the usual academic turf wars over its meaning and value. More...

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25 août 2019

Mathematics initiative targets college readiness

eCampus NewsTargeting the time from late high school to junior year of college could help improve students' math performance. More...

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Female students outnumber males in A-level science entries

The GuardianEfforts to improve girls’ take-up of Stem subjects bear fruit, but weaker English exam results drag down UK average. More...

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Physics is taught badly because teachers struggle with basic concepts

The ConversationKinematics describes the motion of objects through numbers, diagrams, words and equations and is taught in schools around the world as part of the physics curriculum.
But our ongoing research in Mauritius shows that the people who are meant to teach kinematics in the classroom – physics teachers – don’t understand the concepts that underpin it. More...

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Teaching technological stewardship makes future engineers more agile and responsible

The ConversationThe scale, pace and breadth of technological development in artificial intelligence, robotics, computing, biotechnology, materials science and beyond have ushered in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. More...

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Mathematics is about wonder, creativity and fun, so let’s teach it that way

The ConversationAlice in Wonderland enthusiasts recently celebrated the story’s anniversary with creative events like playing with puzzles and time — and future Alice exhibits are in the works. The original 1865 children’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, sprung from a mathematician’s imagination, continues to inspire exploration and fun. More...

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