05 mai 2019

Here’s how to increase diversity in STEM at the college level and beyond

The ConversationAll three graduated from the Meyerhoff Scholars Program. The program was co-founded by Robert Meyerhoff, a Baltimore philanthropist, and University of Maryland, Baltimore County President Freeman Hrabowski in 1988 with the goal of increasing representation of minority students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs at UMBC. More...

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STEM Is Not All That Matters

Techno-News BlogIn the White House’s recent executive order, dubbed the “American AI Initiative,” there was a notable focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and its role in securing American technological leadership. More...

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22 avril 2019

Mathematics: Why we need more qualified teachers

The ConversationThere is a crisis in the education system, and it’s affecting the life chances of many young Australians. The number of secondary teaching graduates with adequate qualifications to teach mathematics is well below what it should be, and children’s education is suffering. More...

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21 avril 2019

Teaching maths – what does the evidence say actually works?

The ConversationA recent study found that “maths anxiety and maths performance can influence one another in a vicious cycle”. Research is unclear as to whether poor maths performance triggers maths anxiety, or whether maths anxiety reduces maths performance. More...

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19 avril 2019

4 career connections to help get more girls in STEM

Techno-News BlogGetting girls in STEM careers will take more than encouragement–it will take female representation in the STEM workforce. Representation matters everywhere, and nowhere is it more important than in the workforce. More...

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18 avril 2019

UGA prepares STEM students for rapidly changing future

Techno-News BlogThe number of University of Georgia undergraduate students in STEM disciplines has risen about 20 percent in the past five years. More...

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08 avril 2019

Learn STEM launches online surveys for school teachers, headmasters and pupils to improve STEM

Three online surveys have been launched on better school education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Learn STEM invites all school teachers, headmasters and pupils to share own opinions and needs. More...

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06 avril 2019

Evidence should replace dogma in the debate about the STEM shortage

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"There is a widespread view that this country does not produce enough STEM graduates, particularly engineers. It is also believed (by some at least) that we produce too many of the wrong type of graduates, some of whom should be ‘diverted’ into technical education. More...

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21 mars 2019

Want even more mind-blowing TED Talks? Let’s get more STEM teachers in the classroom. Starting with … you!

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Want even more mind-blowing TED Talks? Let’s get more STEM teachers in the classroom. Starting with … you!
Baratunde Thurston, TED Blog, 2014/09/30
Sorry about the super-long title. It's typical of this post, which in turn is typical of the TED approach to education. Which is sad, and (as we see in this video) disappointingly patronizing. More...

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05 mars 2019

Academic advising, “degree maps,” and mentorship are helping students earn STEM degrees

eCampus NewsWhile 81 percent of entering community college students indicate they want to earn a bachelor’s degree, only about 33 percent of community college students actually transfer to a four-year institution within six years, according to the Community College Research Center. More...

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