Joined up STEM – does it benefit the students? How teacher researchers might find out
Published in May 2016, this paper by David Barlex identifies the following key points:
1. The differences between STEM subjects are legitimate and need to be respected
2. By teaching in the light of STEM … Learning in the STEM subjects can enhance one another. This requires planning but is NOT disruptive
3. The impact of collaboration between the STEM subjects needs to be assessed in the short, medium and long term.
4. Teachers can play a key part in this research and its dissemination
5. Such research can be seen as the Mode 2 research advocated by David Hargreaves.
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