Work-in-Progress: STEMification - towards a framework for supporting teachers’ professional development in PBL with a focus on engineering education transitions

Sanne Lisborg, Søren Hansen, Lykke Brogaard Bertel, Mette Møller Jeppesen, Bettina Dahl, Sofie Otto, Camilla Guldborg Nielsen, Lars Bo Henriksen, Jakob Farian Krarup (Medlem af forfattergruppering)

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To ensure a more diverse group of engineering candidates in the future, increased attention to transitions is needed in STEM education, e.g. by implementing more student-centred and inclusive STEM teaching approaches and practices across all levels of education through professional development. In this abstract, we argue for a holistic understanding of transitions in engineering education both concerning content (transitions related to curriculum development and a shift in focus from scientific knowledge to STEM competencies); cohesion (transitions between subjects and transformation of disciplines toward integrated and interdisciplinary engineering education for sustainable development); and continuity (transitions in the education system through cross-institutional collaboration and coordinated pedagogical approaches). We introduce STEMification as a conceptual framework for facilitating engineering education transitions and trajectories, and as an approach to support teachers’ professional development towards integrated and inclusive STEM teaching across all educational levels. The framework is developed within the Danish research project, LabSTEM North, and builds upon principles from problem-based learning, inquiry-based learning and creative platform learning to offer multiple pathways for supporting student motivation and the development of STEM competencies, applicable to all STEM disciplines at all levels of education.
TitelTransforming Engineering Education
RedaktørerA. Guerra, J. Chen, R. Lavi, L. B. Bertel, E. Lindsay
Antal sider6
ForlagAalborg Universitetsforlag
Publikationsdato21 jun. 2023
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-87-7573-023-0
StatusUdgivet - 21 jun. 2023
BegivenhedInternational Research Symposium on PBL: Transforming Engineering Education - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
Varighed: 21 jun. 202323 jun. 2023
Konferencens nummer: 9


KonferenceInternational Research Symposium on PBL
LokationMassachusetts Institute of Technology
NavnInternational Research Symposium on PBL


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