Developing New STEM Teaching Methods

STEM Robot ClassFrom U.S. News: As universities continue a national push toward investing in STEM education, administrators and faculty are witnessing firsthand the challenge for teachers.

At the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, academic leaders agreed that traditional approaches to science and math education, such as large lectures with little attention to hands-on work, have not proved successful in recruiting and training students for a future in STEM fields. “We have not done a good job of engaging the students in their classes,” said Hunter R. Rawlings III, president of the Association of American Universities. “We’ve been lecturing at them and giving them tests.”

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