DED 624 Reading Science Education Research
Department: Doctor of Education/ Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Module Description: This module is planned to provide readings and discourse of science education research and its interdisciplinary connections with other fields, such as technology, engineering arts, mathematics, and health. Research indicates that technological innovation accounted for almost half of the global economic growth over the past 50 years, and almost half of the 30 fastest-growing occupations in the next decade will require at least some background in STEM. Innovation remains tightly coupled with Science and related fields and exemplified on designs that are promised to transform our knowledge, economy, and employment in the 21st century just as science and technology did in the last. Therefore, this module discusses the connections of science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, and health that form the scientific endeavour and development. The module examines the parallel but separate development of these subjects/fields, their differences, their connectedness, and connection to science education especially to student learning, curricular implications, and education policies and reforms.