Michigan Tech researchers examine the factors that affect teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) material. We study the methods that are most effective for teaching scientific and mathematical concepts by working with undergraduate students, pre-service teachers, professional educators, and the general public, with the goal of improving the learning process.
Michigan Teacher Excellence Program
This research project, funded by the National Science Foundation through the Math and Science Partnership program, is designed to improve the earth science content and pedagogical knowledge of K–12 teachers. Michigan Tech researchers work with teachers from Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Jackson to improve teacher understanding of inquiry-based learning, to support teacher leadership, and to create institutional change in schools and universities.
Center for Educational Technology, Research, and Assessment
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Motivation Science; Self-Efficacy; Impact of Values on Behavior; Cognitive Dissonance; Individual Differences in STEM Learning
STEM Learning and Teaching; Teacher Professional Development; Earth Science Education
The development of cognition in relation to cultural contexts of work, school, and informal settings.; Science education; Information and communication technologies; International education
Geoscience Education; Teacher Preparation and Professional Development; Sedimentology and Stratigraphy; Deep-time Paleoclimatology; Evaluation and Assessment
Neuroscience of Learning and Memory; Educational Reform and Redesign; Persuasion and Attitude Change
Grinding; Precision Engineering; MEMS; Human Factors
Preservice Mathematics Teacher Education; Teacher Professional Development; Teacher Noticing; Teacher Learning; Use of Video Cases in Teacher Education