Given that much about STEPWISE pedagogy is not mainstream, we invite teachers and other educators to work with us in collaborative action research (CAR) – as illustrated at right/below and elaborated here – to co-develop related teaching & learning resources, field-test them with students and, in documenting and analyzing such processes, co-develop publications for teachers, academics and others. After “Reviewing Teaching & Learning,” AR collaborators may decide to “Plan & Develop” new teaching & learning approaches that, for example, study effects – as elaborated here – of changes in possible ’cause’ variables (e.g., teaching about the Mendelian Paradox) on changes in certain ‘result’ variables (e.g., students’ views about relative importance of data/evidence vs. theoretical preconceptions).
Since we started research about the STEPWISE schema in 2006, we have developed many relevant teaching & learning resources (e.g., as STSE Education & Teacher Teaches) – some of which have been assembled into the teacher resource booklet, Science Education for Civic Action. And, in field-testing such resources in science classes (and after-school clubs & in teacher education), we have learning much about appropriate pedagogy (e.g., ‘stepwise’ implementation) and possible outcomes (e.g., here & here). For example, in the video at right/below, a teacher describes his ongoing CAR about actor-network theory (elaborated here), a key concept used in STEPWISE. If you are interested collaborating with us in AR & publication, write to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- student expressions of pre-instructional conceptions;
- direct teaching of STSE harms;
- actor-network theory;
- Phenomena <–> Representation Relationships;
- Regulatory Capture;
- Sociotechnical Imaginaries;
- Data vs. Theory Tensions;
- correlational studies;
- compromise in engineering design;
- EcoJust TechDesign;
- STSE Action Types;
- Students’ Sample RiNA Projects.
To invite us to conduct seminars and/or workshops about topics like those above, write to: email@example.com.