Teaching and Learning STEM A Practical Guide

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Teaching and Learning STEM A Practical Guide by Felder, Richard M.; Brent, Rebecca, 9781394196340
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  • ISBN: 9781394196340 | 1394196342
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/19/2024

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The widely used STEM education book, updated

Teaching and Learning STEM: A Practical Guide covers teaching and learning issues unique to teaching in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines. Secondary and postsecondary instructors in STEM areas need to master specific skills, such as teaching problem-solving, which are not regularly addressed in other teaching and learning books. This book fills the gap, addressing, topics like learning objectives, course design, choosing a text, effective instruction, active learning, teaching with technology, and assessment—all from a STEM perspective. You’ll also gain the knowledge to implement learner-centered instruction, which has been shown to improve learning outcomes across disciplines.

For this edition, chapters have been updated to reflect recent cognitive science and empirical educational research findings that inform STEM pedagogy. You’ll also find a new section on actively engaging students in synchronous and asynchronous online courses, and content has been substantially revised to reflect recent developments in instructional technology and online course development and delivery.

  • Plan and deliver lessons that actively engage students—in person or online
  • Assess students’ progress and help ensure retention of all concepts learned
  • Help students develop skills in problem-solving, self-directed learning, critical thinking, teamwork, and communication
  • Meet the learning needs of STEM students with diverse backgrounds and identities

The strategies presented in Teaching and Learning STEM don’t require revolutionary time-intensive changes in your teaching, but rather a gradual integration of traditional and new methods. The result will be a marked improvement in your teaching and your students’ learning.

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