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Critical, Transdisciplinary and Embodied Approaches in STEM Education

  • Pratim Sengupta
  • Marie-Claire Shanahan
  • Beaumie Kim
Book

Part of the Advances in STEM Education book series (ASTEME)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pratim Sengupta, Marie-Claire Shanahan, Beaumie Kim
      Pages 3-19
  3. Transdisciplinary Approaches in STEM Education (Theme 1)

  4. Bodies, Hegemony and Decolonization in STEM Education (Theme 2)

About this book

Introduction

Over the past decade, integrated STEM education research has emerged as an international concern, creating around it an imperative for technological and disciplinary innovation and a global resurgence of interest in teaching and learning to code at the K-16 levels. At the same time, issues of democratization, equity, power and access, including recent decolonizing efforts in public education, are also beginning to be acknowledged as legitimate issues in STEM education. Taking a reflexive approach to the intersection of these concerns, this book presents a collection of papers making new theoretical advances addressing two broad themes: Transdisciplinary Approaches in STEM Education and Bodies, Hegemony and Decolonization in STEM Education. Within each theme, praxis is of central concern including analyses of teaching and learning that re-imagines disciplinary boundaries and domains, the relationship between Art and STEM, and the design of learning technologies, spaces and environments. In addition to graduate research seminars at the Masters and PhD levels in Learning Sciences, Science Education, Educational Technology and STEM education, this book could also serve as a textbook for graduate and pre-service teacher education courses.

Keywords

Transdisciplinarity in STEM education Embodiment in STEM education Integrated STEM in initial teacher education Epistemic fluency A constructionist model for critical interventions Preservice teachers’ perceptions of STEAM education Attitudes towards STEAM disciplines in China Computational literacy in the elementary science classroom Collaborative agent-based disciplinarily-integrated games Functional rationality Kid coding movement Publicness and STEM education Complex multimodal expression on representations of data Bodies, hegemony and decolonization in STEM education Learning spaces in STEM teacher education Globalization & neoliberalism in STEM education A critical approach to STEM praxis Virtual reality to develop critical literacies of sex and gender Bridging indigenous & western perspectives on complex systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Pratim Sengupta
    • 1
  • Marie-Claire Shanahan
    • 2
  • Beaumie Kim
    • 3
  1. 1.Werklund School of EducationUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Werklund School of EducationUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  3. 3.Werklund School of EducationUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

About the editors

Pratim Sengupta is a Professor of Learning Sciences and STEM Education in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary, where he has held the Research Chair of STEM Education. A recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, he also directs the Mind, Matter, and Media Lab (M3Lab) at the University of Calgary. 

Marie-Claire Shanahan is an Associate Professor of Learning Sciences and STEM Education in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary, where she has held the Research Chair of Science Education. She also directs the Mind, Matter, and Media Lab (M3Lab) at the University of Calgary. 

Beaumie Kim is an Associate Professor of Learning Sciences and STEM Education in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary.


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Critical, Transdisciplinary and Embodied Approaches in STEM Education
  • Editors Pratim Sengupta
    Marie-Claire Shanahan
    Beaumie Kim
  • Series Title Advances in STEM Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Advances in STEM Education
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29489-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-29488-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-29491-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-29489-2
  • Series ISSN 2520-8616
  • Series E-ISSN 2520-8624
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 366
  • Number of Illustrations 17 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science Education
    Mathematics Education
    Educational Technology
    Computers and Education
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Reviews

“This valuable book presents new perspectives on the past, present, and future of STEM education. It should provoke thoughtful discussions and further research and action.” (Ernest Hughes, Computing Reviews, December 8, 2020)

“I recommend this text for those who have an interest in, what seems, the constant push for STEM Education. With the challenges, tensions, and ambiguities that come with implementing STEM initiatives, the papers in this text give the reader a sense of greater hope and a positive outlook that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics can be used in many creative ways in the classroom.” (Peter Olszewski, MAA Reviews, September 13, 2020)