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STEM Learning Environments: Perceptions of STEM Education Researchers

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Hatisaru, V, Beswick, K ORCID: 0000-0002-0224-5648 and Fraser, S ORCID: 0000-0002-0766-4892 2019 , 'STEM Learning Environments: Perceptions of STEM Education Researchers', paper presented at the MERGA, 30 June - 4 July, Perth.

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Abstract

In efforts to provide effective support in STEM education in general and to help schoolteachers and leaders to consider STEM approaches and carry them out effectively, theperceptions of researchers active in STEM education or initiatives regarding STEM aresignificant. Despite many efforts to disseminate and implement STEM education, littleresearch has focused on the researchers. The present study aimed to explore STEM researcherperceptions of STEM learning environments using the Draw a STEM Learning EnvironmentTest (D-STEM). The drawings portrayed varying levels of STEM integration and in alldepictions, there were indications of student-centred instruction. We conclude this paper witha discussion of the implications for practice and research.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors/Creators:Hatisaru, V and Beswick, K and Fraser, S
Keywords: STEM, STEM learning environments, drawings, D-STEM
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 42nd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Publisher: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
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