Department: Doctor of Education/ Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Module Description: This module is planned to provide readings and discourse of STEM and STEAM education research and its interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary connections. STEM/STEAM education is becoming a major catalyst of educational reform and development internationally and in the United Arab Emirates. Therefore, this module provides a broader discourse of research readings in different topics/issues of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics fields. The module examines the parallel but separate development of these subjects/fields, their differences, their connectedness, and connection to education, policy and strategic planning, curricular implications and especially to K-16 student learning. Finally, each student will be catered to to develop their research topic of interest within the module concentration.
DeBoer, G. E. (2000). Scientific literacy: another look at its historical and contemporary meanings and its relationship to science education reform. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, vol. 37(6), pp. 582-601. Request item
El-Sayary, A., Forawi, S. and Mansour, N. (2015). ‘STEM education and problem-based learning’, in R. Wegerif, L. Li and C. Kaufman. (eds). Routledge international handbook of research on teaching thinking. Routledge.
Forawi, S. A. (2016). College student use of e-portfolios for assessment and reflective learning. The International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, vol. 9(1), pp. 36-40.
Forawi, S. A., Almekhlafi, A. G. and Al-Mekhlafy, M. H. (2012). Development and validation of pre- service teachers’ electronic portfolios in the UAE. US-China Education Review. Vol. 2(1), pp. 99-105. Request item
Holt, D., Smissen, S. and Segrave, S. (2006). ’New students, new learning, new environments in higher education: literacies in the digital age’, in Proceedings of the 23rd Annual ASCILITE Conference “Who’s learning? Whose technology? (pp. 327-336). Open access
Johnson, C., Peters-Burton, E. & Moore, T. (2017). STEM road map. Amazon.
Salinger, G. and Zuga, K. (2009). Background and history of the STEM movement. The overlooked STEM imperatives: Technology and Engineering. iteaconnect.org.
Sherrod, S., Dwyerb, J. and Narayan, R. (2009). Developing science and math integrated activities for middle school students. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, vol. 40(2), pp. 247–257. Request item
National Academy of Engineering. Committee on Integrated STEM Education and National Research Council (U.S.). (2014). STEM Integration in K-12 education: status, prospects, and an agenda for research. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.
Tsupros, N., Kohler, R. and Hallinen, J. (2009). STEM education: a project to identify the missing components. Intermediate Unit 1: Center for STEM Education and Leonard Gelfand Center for Service Learning and Outreach, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania. Open resource