Academic journal article Journal of STEM Education : Innovations and Research


Academic journal article Journal of STEM Education : Innovations and Research


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Dear Readers,

Welcome to our next Issue ofthe year (Volume 14, Issue 4) for the Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Reseanch. Readers will find that our authors'excellent research continues and we have five Intriguing articles and a wonderful guest editorial In this Issue that describe several new approaches to Improving students'learnlng through hands-on experiences and exposure to real-world case studies.

I am pleased to begin this Issue with a special guest editorial by Vlctolra Davis, of Auburn University, In which we are privileged to read about the growing prevalence of nanotechnology. Davis argues the need for nanotechnology to become a part of K-12, undergraduate and graduate STEM education.

In "Increasing Ellgh School Students'Interest In STEM Education Through Collaborative Brainstorming with Yo-Yos," N In g Fang, of Utah State University, explores a high school outreach event centered on brainstorming the physics concepts behind yo-yos. Through the study, the author examines how Instructors can make brainstorming activities more effective to enhance student learning.

In "Pattern ofTask Interpretation and Self-Regulated Learning Strategies of Ellgh School Students and College Freshmen During an Engineering Design Project,"Oenardl Lawanto, Deborah Butler, Sylvie C. Cartier, Elarry B. Santoso, Wade Goodrldge, Kevin N. Lawanto, and David Clark examine patterns of self-regulated learning for high school students and college freshmen who were engaged In a design activity.

Margaret Plnnell, James Rowly, Sandl Prelss, Suzanne Franco, Rebecca Blust and Renee Beach discuss PK-12 STEM education In "Bridging the Gap Between Engineering Design and PK-12 Curriculum Development Through the Use ofthe STEM Education Quality Framework. …

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