Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

21 mars 2019

Want even more mind-blowing TED Talks? Let’s get more STEM teachers in the classroom. Starting with … you!

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Want even more mind-blowing TED Talks? Let’s get more STEM teachers in the classroom. Starting with … you!
Baratunde Thurston, TED Blog, 2014/09/30
Sorry about the super-long title. It's typical of this post, which in turn is typical of the TED approach to education. Which is sad, and (as we see in this video) disappointingly patronizing. More...

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05 mars 2019

Academic advising, “degree maps,” and mentorship are helping students earn STEM degrees

eCampus NewsWhile 81 percent of entering community college students indicate they want to earn a bachelor’s degree, only about 33 percent of community college students actually transfer to a four-year institution within six years, according to the Community College Research Center. More...

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04 mars 2019

Girls just wanna do maths - and the women who help them

The GuardianProject aims to boost pupils’ confidence and tackle gender imbalance in Stem professions. More...

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03 mars 2019

Demi anak-anak, kita perlu belajar matematika

The ConversationMatematika adalah penyebab sakit kepala bagi guru-guru di seluruh Kanada, Australia, dan banyak negara lain. Guru-guru di Kanada dan Australia tidak merasa kompeten atau cukup percaya diri dalam keterampilan matematika, dan sejujurnya, mereka adalah orang-orang pertama yang mengakuinya. More...

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Supporting mature female students enrolling in university STEM programs

The ConversationWomen face many barriers when it comes to post-secondary education, and this is especially true in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well as in traditionally male-dominated trades like welding. More...

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Cómo abordar la discalculia, la ‘dislexia matemática’

The ConversationEs muy probable que haya oído hablar de la dislexia, pero, ¿le suena un trastorno llamado discalculia? Seguramente no, ya que los niños que sufren dificultades en el aprendizaje de las matemáticas (DAM) no son diagnosticados con la misma frecuencia que aquellos que tienen dislexia. More...

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02 mars 2019

STEMming the Parent Flow

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Nearly half of new moms -- and nearly one-quarter of new dads -- leave full-time STEM employment upon having or adopting a child, a new study finds. What can institutions do to change this. More...

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27 février 2019

Estonian Schools to Teach Computer-Based Math

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Estonian Schools to Teach Computer-Based Math
Ben Rooney, Tech Europe, February 13, 2013
Overtly this item is about using softare to teach math in schools in Estonia. But it is also about refocusing math instruction from solving problems in quadratic equations to applied statistics. I get the reasoning - the idea is to shift from mathematical calculation to framing and situating math problems in real life. More...

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The Yoda of Silicon Valley

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Yoda of Silicon Valley
Siobhan Roberts, New York Times, 2018/12/26
This article describes the history behind the multi-volume Bible of computer programming, The Art of Computer Programming, by Donald E. Knuth. More...

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Helping Students and Teachers Embrace Engineering

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Helping Students and Teachers Embrace Engineering
Reid Whitaker, Getting Smart, 2018/12/26
When I took a year of Computing Science in 1980 it was still considered engineering and so I got a year's worth of engineering education (and one computing science course). More...

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