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May
17

Sift and See: Why Examining Precursor Non-Cognitive Variables is Critical to Improving STEM Teaching and Learning

Back in 2018, at the Gender Summit 15-Europe (GS15) in London, several of my colleagues and I had the privilege of foregrounding an exciting new study on gender equality in STEM education research (Monrose-Mill et al., 2020). In short, the study examines non-cognitive variables of undergraduate freshman students majoring in STEM. While this may not […]

By Primary Administrator | STEM Education
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Mar
23

Young People at S.E.A: Recognizing Children’s Social and Emotional Assets Through the Plight of Baby Sea Turtles

Deeper insights are everywhere, you just have to open your eyes. I had no way of knowing as I moaned about having to wait on the beach at night with irksome mosquitos, but I was at the precipice of an epiphany. My time with the birth of baby leatherback sea turtles, albeit involuntary, led me […]

By Evonna Ramirez | STEM Education
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Mar
17

Eye-Tracking for Diverse and Advanced Learning Techniques in Chemistry Education

Eye-tracking technology can objectively measure students’ cognitive engagement in culturally responsive learning environments. However, this technology still has not been fully used to improve the learning chances for educationally low performing students who have been subjected to deficit-based descriptions to characterize their learning. Culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP), not deficit-based descriptors, is essential to preparing students […]

By Primary Administrator | Latest Education News . STEM Education . Technology
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Dec
17

Eye-tracking: Striking the Balance of Insight and Intervention

As a STEM education researcher, I’m interested in understanding and studying the physiological responses of students to pedagogical interventions. To gain deeper insight into learning, education researchers need to open up to nuanced research designs that use objective assessment technologies and instruments, other than standardized tests, to measure cognition and cognitive processes. And to gain […]

By Primary Administrator | Consulting . Non-cognitive variables . STEM Education
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Jul
10

Why examining precursor non-cognitive variables is critical to improving STEM teaching and learning

Along with several of my colleagues, I have had the privilege of bringing to the forefront an exciting new study underway on gender equality in STEM education research. In short, the study examines non-cognitive variables of undergraduate freshman students majoring in STEM. While that’s not as attention grabbing or headline making as Katherine Johnson using […]

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Jul
09

Recognizing Youths’ Social and Emotional Assets

Educators recognizing youth’s social and emotional assets is critical to youth’s learning and intellectual development. This article is to inform science and mathematics educators about the need to focus on youths’ social and emotional assets during hands-on, inquiry-based teaching and learning. The information is represented through the scientific observations of baby sea turtles erupting from […]

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