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Increasing Stem Literacy Via an Informal Learning Environment
Journal of STEM Teacher Education
  • Christa D. Jackson, Iowa State University
  • Margaret J. Mohr-Schroeder, University of Kentucky
Abstract

STEM literacy is the ability to apply concepts from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to solve problems that cannot be solved using a single discipline. In this qualitative study, we examined how a robotics course in an educator preparation program that integrates informal learning experiences increased teachers’ exposure to a variety of STEM learning activities and impacted their STEM literacy. The results revealed the teachers developed a deeper understanding of STEM and broadened their STEM literacy through participating in the informal learning experiences.

DOI
doi.org/10.30707/JSTE53.1Jackson
Citation Information
Christa D. Jackson and Margaret J. Mohr-Schroeder. "Increasing Stem Literacy Via an Informal Learning Environment"
Available at: http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/christa_jackson/2/