Science & Technology Education Promoting Wellbeing for Individuals, Societies & Environments
A resource-rich pedagogy preparing students to develop & implement well-informed actions on political economies to improve social & ecological justice

STEPWISE pedagogy (sample here) is used to educate students in STEM-SE, Skills & Products and, for needed ecojustice reforms, prepare them to critique STEM-SE relationships and to design & self-direct networked RiNA projects to overcome harms of their concern; e.g., climate crises, manipulative surveillance & species losses.

STEPWISE opposes neoliberal practices like stratifying inquiry-based learning, sanitized STEM education & public propaganda by directly teaching students – with application activities – about STEM relationships with political economy; e.g., private manipulation of government regulations & private funding.

Elaborations & Resources for STEPWISE Pedagogy

JASTE School-based Issues

Skills Apprenticeship Resource

Ban the Dust! – Graphic Novel

Uses of Claims from Science & Technology Studies

STEPWISE Rationale & History

STEPWISE Theory & Resources Links

Collaborative Action Research

Teachers Talking About Their Implementation of STEPWISE

STEPWISE in Elementary Schools

Since its inception in 2006, STEPWISE has been mainly explored and developed in secondary school science contexts, including with students in after-school clubs. We have worked with a few teachers in elementary schools, however – as described in the video at right/below. Based on such work, we believe that students in elementary schools are quite capable of developing critical views about science & technology and societies more generally and developing and taking personal & social actions to overcome harms of their concern. However, there are few STEPWISE-informed teaching & learning materials available for teachers’ uses. If you are interested in collaborating with us in action research to develop and field-test STEPWISE approaches in elementary schools, you might review the videos below and then write to

Introduction for Elementary School Teachers




Students Talking About Their RiNA Projects