A new study by Indiana University School of Education researchers sheds new light on the pathways students take to STEM careers, finding the pathway is rarely direct. The study “The Nature of Experiences Responsible for the Generation and Maintenance of Interest in STEM,” published in the journal Science Education, is authored by Adam Maltese, associate professor of science education, along with Christina Melki and Heidi Wiebke, both doctoral students in science education.
Latest NSSE finds college selectivity bears little relationship to students' experiences with facultyFindings released today from the National Survey of Student Engagement at the IU Center for Postsecondary Research show how the average student experience can vary considerably from one institution to the next, even among institutions that are similar with regard to enrollment and admissions selectivity.
The 2014 Women of Color STEM Conference recently awarded Indiana University School of Education associate professor Dionne Cross Francis for her work in mathematics education. Cross Francis is the recipient of the K-12 Promotion of Education award for educators with a demonstrated commitment to enhancing STEM career opportunities for women and minorities through promotion of STEM education programs and exemplary teaching and outreach activities. Cross Francis is also director of the Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration at the IU School of Education.
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has presented the President’s Medal for Excellence to two highly distinguished IU faculty members, including the IU School of Education’s George Kuh.
An organization devoted to teaching science has come out with guidelines for implementing the new curriculum guidelines for science in the classroom. NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning Through Research, has just released position papers on the “Next Generation Science Standards.” Valarie Akerson, professor of science education at the IU School of Education, is the current president of NARST. She said that the organization wanted to support the standards with helpful guidelines.
This honor affords the teachers an opportunity to participate in professional development and work with IU faculty and students studying to be teachers during the next year. The School of Education honored the new Armstrong teachers during the annual Celebration of Teaching ceremony April 21.
A gift of more than three-quarters of a million dollars will build an online database of best practices for teaching with technology and fund scholarships for the Indiana University School of Education's Department of Instructional Systems Technology. Mendel Sherman, a faculty member from 1955 to 1975, designated that $800,000 from his estate go to the School of Education. Sherman, who was noted for helping establish and disseminate best teaching methods for audiovisual tools in classrooms, passed away in October 2012.
Wilt was the champion of the third annual IU Bee, co-sponsored by the School of Journalism and the School of Education, Saturday at the Monroe County Public Library auditorium. By spelling the final word, “nachtmusik,” Wilt secured her spot to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May.
An Indiana University faculty member is ranked for the third time on a list published on the Education Week website of the top contributors to the public debate about education. The third annual Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings includes IU School of Education professor Curt Bonk, ranked No. 85 on a list of 200.