Integrating STEM into the curriculum: Dimensional models
Handal, B., Winchester, K., Watson, K., & Maher, M. (2018). Integrating STEM into the curriculum: Dimensional models. International Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Education Conference.
This paper first provides an analysis of how a selection of schools across the globe (n=31) are integrating STEM curriculum in their contexts. It considers various combinations of schooling levels and modes of curriculum integration. A number of examples of schools’ STEM curriculum implementation with related pedagogies are then provided. These are sorted into various modes of integration in order to describe the pedagogical practices associated with each type of STEM integration within their models. Finally, this paper re-conceptualises the role of STEM in teaching and learning and concludes by suggesting exemplary practices of authentic STEM pedagogy.
education, curriculum, integration, STEM, science, technology, engineering, mathematics