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Changes in Teacher Dispositions Among Participants in Hands-on Teaching of a STEM Curriculum
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, , University of North Texas, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, TX, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-27-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Going Green! Middle Schoolers Out to Save the World (MSOSW) focuses on students using energy monitoring equipment to assess the amount of standby power consumed by their home entertainment devices and appliances when not performing any useful functions. This program focuses on improving the STEM pipeline by preparing both teachers and students in engaging activities aimed at creating and increasing interest in STEM careers for students. Teachers who participated in this hands-on, real world curriculum project, that included professional development, project tools and resources, gained in their dispositions toward engineering, mathematics and constructivist teaching style compared to teachers who did not participate in the program. This paper presents findings comparing treatment and comparison teachers’ STEM dispositions, technology integration levels and constructivist teaching style.

Citation

Christensen, R. & Knezek, G. (2017). Changes in Teacher Dispositions Among Participants in Hands-on Teaching of a STEM Curriculum. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2067-2073). Austin, TX, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 18, 2019 from .

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