Engaging Eager and Reluctant Learners: STEM Learning in Action

Engaging Eager and Reluctant Learners: STEM Learning in Action

by Dennis Adams, Mary Hamm

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This book will help educators design STEM programs and lessons that foster teamwork and thinking while getting students actively involved in their own learning. There are many practical ideas and lesson plans that will help teachers reach both eager and reluctant learners. The suggestions for STEM curriculum and instruction are research based and standards driven. This book looks at collaborative learning, differentiation, and diversity all the while building instruction in the STEM subjects and good hands-on materials. This is done in a way that is designed to help every student feel successful and part of the class as a whole. It shows a deep respect for the unique relationship between teachers and their students as they try to navigate their way into the future. Suggestions are designed to help learners question, analyze, interpret, problem solve, and discover. The STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math are essential to understanding the world of today and the world of tomorrow. The authors view is that it takes more than innovation alone; for innovation to be useful, products of the imagination must be arranged in ways that allow them to be used to solve real world problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475834475
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/08/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 170
File size: 422 KB

About the Author

Dennis Adams is a former elementary school teacher who has taught at the University of Minnesota, University of Maine, and McGill University in Montreal. He did graduate work at Harvard University and has a PhD from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of more than 25 books and more than a hundred journal articles on various educational topics.

Mary Hamm has taught at Ohio State University and the University of Colorado. More recently, she has been teaching at San Francisco State University. She has worked on both math and science standards and has published more than a dozen books and eighty journal articles on these subjects.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Basic STEM Concepts: Providing Different Avenues to Understanding
Chapter 2: STEM Instruction
Chapter 3: Science and Mathematics: The Power of Inquiry and Problem Solving
Chapter 4: Engineering and Technology: Imaginatively Integrating STEM Subjects
In the Classroom
Chapter 5: STEM: Past, Present, and FUTURE
Chapter 6: Evaluating STEM Learning: Informative Assessment, Lesson Plans and Activities

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