Advancing Mathematics Education Research within a STEM Environment
English, Lyn D. (2016) Advancing Mathematics Education Research within a STEM Environment. In Makar, Katie, Dole, Shelley, Visnovska, Jana, Goos, Merrilyn, Bennison, Anne, & Fry, Kym (Eds.) Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2012-2015. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 353-371.
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In presenting the final chapter for this RiME book, I first give consideration to the official curriculum and the operational curriculum as a basis for exploring how we might advance mathematics education research within our STEM environment. Next, I present an overview of some of the core features of the current national and international spotlight on STEM education. From this basis, I argue that the roles and positioning of mathematics are in danger of being overlooked or diminished within the increased STEM framework. As one approach to lifting the profile of mathematics, I explore problem solving and modelling across STEM contexts. In utilising findings from the chapter reviews together with my own research, I offer suggestions for (a) developing content and processes through idea-generating problems, (b) promoting in-depth content understanding, and (c) fostering general skills and processes. Next, I address the advancement of modelling across STEM contexts and illustrate this with a problem set within an environmental engineering context. I conclude by offering a few avenues for further research.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||STEM education, Official curriculum, Operational curriculum, Problem solving, General skills and processes, Modelling, 21st century skills, Workplace learning, HERN|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2016 Springer Science+Business Media Singapore|
|Deposited On:||06 Jun 2016 22:42|
|Last Modified:||10 Jun 2016 05:37|
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