Interaction between stereotypes, expectations of success, and learning from failure | Computing Education Blog

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Interaction between stereotypes, expectations of success, and learning from failure | Computing Education Blog. This is encouraging! The students who learned about scientists’ struggles developed less-stereotyped images of scientists, became more interested in science, remembered the material better, and did … Continue reading

Games the key to girls’ STEM education | news @ Northeastern

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Games the key to girls’ STEM education | news @ Northeastern. Girls GAMES, short for Girls Advancing in Math, Engi­neering, and Sci­ence, is a new col­lab­o­ra­tion between uni­ver­sity part­ners and gaming com­pa­nies in Seattle aimed at pro­moting STEM careers for … Continue reading

The End-User View of Technology – Not Good Enough

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Sadly, this is the POV (point of view = perspective) that most teachers have. I don’t blame them – it’s not really their fault. On the other hand, the professors who teach them should know better. Them I do blame. … Continue reading

A New Definition for STEM?

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes There’s a discussion going on on on of the LinkedIn forums. Someone is trying to come up with a definition for STEM. Here’s the draft: STEM Education Defined: STEM Education is the integration of the interdependent educational disciplines of Science, … Continue reading

Effective Teaching Should Create Students Who Think Like Scientists

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I was alerted to this article by Mark Guzdial’s blog: Carl Wieman on Effective Teaching « Computing Education Blog. (Mark’s blog almost always has something I find interesting – thanks Mark!) There are a few things that really jumped out … Continue reading

Visual ability predicts a computer science career: Why? And can we use that to improve learning? « Computing Education Blog

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute This is interesting, and may explain why teachers have trouble with science and math (and why kids who are inclined towards science and math have trouble with teachers). This is from a longitudinal study, testing students’ visual ability, then tracking … Continue reading

What discourages girls from math and science?

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes It is true that fewer women than men break into science and engineering careers today because they do not choose such careers. What isn’t true is that those choices are truly “free.” Does hidden sexism discourage girls from math and … Continue reading