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Cases on Interdisciplinary Research Trends in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Book Description

Involving two or more academic subjects, interdisciplinary studies aim to blend together broad perspectives, knowledge, skills, and epistemology in an educational setting. By focusing on topics or questions too broad for a single discipline to cover, these studies strive to draw connections between seemingly different fields.Cases on Interdisciplinary Research Trends in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: Studies on Urban Classrooms presents research and information on implementing and sustaining interdisciplinary studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for students and classrooms in an urban setting. This collection of research acts as a guide for researchers and professionals interested in improving learning outcomes for their students.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
    2. LIST OF REVIEWERS
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. PRACTICAL THEORIES: STEM AND MODERN EDUCATION
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Practical Theories: STEM and Modern Education
    1. Chapter 1: Interdisciplinary Learning from a Student’s Perspective
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    2. Chapter 2: STEM Academic Enrichment and Professional Development Programs for K-12 Urban Students and Teachers
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. STEM STUDENT ORIENTED PROGRAM 1
      5. STEM STUDENT ORIENTED PROGRAM 2
      6. STEM STUDENT ORIENTED PROGRAM 3
      7. TEACHER ORIENTED PROGRAM 1
      8. TEACHER ORIENTED PROGRAM 2
      9. TEACHER ORIENTED PROGRAM 3
      10. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      11. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    3. Chapter 3: STEM Learning Communities
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CHALLENGES AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Reengineering an Introductory Computer Education Course for Undergraduate Students
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Communication, Culture, and Technology
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. Chapter 6: Using Second Life to Support Student Teachers’ Socio-Reflective Practice
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CASE STUDY METHODOLOGY
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. Chapter 7: Virtual Interdisciplinary Experiences for Teachers of Writing
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. APPENDIX A
      8. APPENDIX B
    8. Chapter 8: Energizing Interdisciplinarity
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. SETTING THE STAGE
      3. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      4. WEST POINT LEADER DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM (WPLDS)
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. MEASURES OF SUCCESS
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  9. Section 2: Theories in Practice: A Focus on STEM at City Tech
    1. Chapter 9: Integrated Projects and the Development of Interdisciplinary Problem-Solving Strategies
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    2. Chapter 10: Enhancing Diversity in STEM Interdisciplinary Learning
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. U.S. STEM PLIGHT AND MINORITIES
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    3. Chapter 11: Development of Interdisciplinary Problem-Solving Strategies through Games and Computer Simulations
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION 1
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION 2
      6. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    4. Chapter 12: Integration of Civic Engagement Pedagogies in the STEM Disciplines
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION 1
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION 2
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      7. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    5. Chapter 13: All Hands on Deck
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. SETTING THE STAGE
      3. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. SUMMARY OF SURVEY FINDINGS
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors