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2013 | By: Helena Scutt et al.

Research-Informed Practices for Inclusive STEM Classrooms: Strategies for Educators to Close the Gender Gap

ABSTRACT: The underrepresentation and attrition of women students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields is a widely acknowledged, complex problem for which solutions will be multi-faceted. However, while a large body of research examines factors that influence girls and women's experiences in these fields, many STEM educators at the K-12 level may be unfamiliar with the most recent research on gender's relation to STEM classes. This paper aims to bridge research to practice by identifying strategies for educators as they work to capture students' interest in STEM and retain students who are already interested. Seven key practices for creating gender-inclusive STEM classrooms were identified through a comprehensive literature review of social science research in gender and education. This research indicates, moreover, that the benefits of most practices can be broadened to all STEM students. ASEE Conference: June 2013188_ASEE_2013_Scutt.pdf

Region: S South Atlantic

Contributor: Ta-Shana Taylor

Tags: Girl-friendly instructional strategies, Instructional Strategies, STEM

2013 | By: PBS The Parent Show

How to encourage little scientists? Get out of the way! with Neil Degrasse Tyson

Expert advice from astrophysicist and all-around smartypants, Neil deGrasse Tyson: If you want your kid to love science (and grow up just like Neil?!), let them be kids, he says. Playing in puddles, taking things apart, and asking endless questions today can cultivate the best scientific minds of tomorrow.View External Website

Region: S South Atlantic

Contributor: Ta-Shana Taylor

Tags: Instructional strategies, parenting, media

2012 | By: Northern Illinois University

Science in the Moment (SciMo)

Science in the Moment (SciMo) is a 3 year research study funded by the National Science Foundation at Northern Illinois University. The purpose of SciMo is to provide a descriptive account of what a variety of high school science contexts feel like from the perspective of female and male students. The overarching theoretical and conceptual perspectives for the study include: (1) Self Determination Theory focuses on the importance of students' cognitions in learning around issues concerning autonomy and competence. (2) Emergent Motivation Theory is branch of the field of positive psychology, focused on the important role of affect in learning. (3) Women's ways of knowing suggests that females and males may approach academic learning, including learning science, differently because of identified differences in how girls and boys are socialized to assume socially-sanctioned gender roles, and societal expectations for males and females academic performance. View External Website

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Anna Simmons

Tags: Instructional Strategies, Formal Education, STEM, Gender

2011 | By: various authors


Research2Practice is a free web resource containing summaries of recent peer-reviewed science education research. Since launching in June, the site has added dozens of new briefs as well as synthesis papers on identity and learning as well as on science education and cultural diversity. You can log on for free, browse, search, and save briefs that are relevant to your work. The research represents a broad spectrum of studies in both formal and informal settings. The site is funded by the National Science Foundation, and developed by researchers at the Exploratorium, King's College London, and the University of Washington. View External Website

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Cheryl Lani Juarez

Tags: Science, Informal Learning-Education, Research-Reports, Diversity, Instructional Strategies, Video

2010 | By: AAUW

Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

AAUW (formerly known as the American Association of University Women)View External Website

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Cheryl Juarez

Tags: Gender, Research-Report, Program Model, Instructional Strategies, Identity, STEM

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Science Central's Ms. Tech Camp

With support from a Girls RISEnet Minigrant, Science Central, a hands-on science center in northeast Indiana, partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne and the Fort Wayne Urban League, as well as the general public, to host our first ...Read More

Privacy Policy | The Girls RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) National Museum Network is funded by Grant No. HRD-0937245 from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Human Resource Development, Research on Gender in Science and Engineering Extension Services (GSE/EXT) Program. Project collaborators include the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and SECME, Inc. The project seeks to increase the capacity of science centers and museums to interest girls from underrepresented populations in the engineering sciences