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  1. 9 Nov 2022 Journal Article Science & Education

    Nature of Engineering

    Miri Barak, Tamar Ginzburg, Sibel Erduran
    Engineering
    Abstract

    Engineering education has slowly been making its way into schools with the aim of promoting engineering literacy, which is central to learning and working in a technology-oriented society. Educators and policy makers advocate the need for developing students’ understanding of the nature of engineering (NOE); yet, there is an ongoing debate on the heuristics that

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  2. 7 Nov 2022 Journal Article IEEE Transactions on Education

    What Is Common to Transportation and Health in Machine Learning Education? The Domain Neglect Bias

    Teaching and Teacher Education
    Computer Science
    Engineering
    Abstract

    Contribution: This article presents evidence that electrical engineering, computer science, and data science students, participating in introduction to machine learning (ML) courses, fail to interpret the performance of ML algorithms correctly, since they fail to consider the application domain. This phenomenon is referred to as the domain neglect bias and is discussed in this article from the cognitive psychology perspective.

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  3. 31 Oct 2022 Journal Article Teaching and Teacher Education

    Mathematics coordinators as school team PD leaders before and during COVID-19

    Teaching and Teacher Education
    Mathematics
    Abstract

    This study explored a professional development (PD) program preparing mathematics coordinators to lead effective PD in their schools. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic emerging in the midst of this study, the PD program and school team PD were performed online instead of face-to-face. We explored the PD program and school team PD design before and during COVID-19 period, and

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  4. 20 Oct 2022 Blog Post Communications of the ACM

    Up with data science, and the first programmer

    Orit Hazzan, Koby Mike, Herbert Bruderer
    Computer Science
    Abstract

    Orit Hazzan and Koby Mike suggest a more focused approach to teaching machine learning, while Herbert Bruderer considers the identity of the first programmer.

  5. 15 Oct 2022 Journal Article Journal of Science Education and Technology

    Fostering Graduate Students’ Interpersonal Communication Skills via Online Group Interactions

    STEM Learning
    Learning Environments
    Higher Education
    Abstract

    This paper presents a study that examines the effect of a graduate course titled “Selected topics in interpersonal communication skills” on the students’ interpersonal communication skills as part of their 21st century skills. Subject to the COVID-19 constraints, the course was taught online in the winter semester of 2021 to 46 students, who practiced in four groups

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  6. 11 Oct 2022 Journal Article Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications

    A rubric for assessing mathematical modelling problems in a scientific-engineering context

    Engineering
    Mathematics
    Abstract

    Mathematics modelling is a vital competency for students of all ages. In this study, we aim to fill the research gap about valid and reliable tools for assessing and grading mathematical modeling problems, particularly those reflecting multiple steps of the modelling cycle. We present in this paper the design of a reliable and valid assessment tool aimed at gauging the

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  7. 10 Oct 2022 Journal Article Teaching and Learning Inquiry

    Faculty and Student Partnerships in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Evaluation of an Institutional Model

    Bruce Moghtader, Adriana Briseño-Garzón, Trish Varao-Sousa, Ido Roll
    Teaching and Teacher Education
    Higher Education
    Abstract

    We present the design and evaluation of an institutional support model for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): the SoTL Seed Program. In this model, faculty from across disciplines partner with graduate students with expertise in educational and social science methodologies to implement SoTL investigations. We interviewed and obtained feedback from both

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  8. 8 Oct 2022 Journal Article International Journal of STEM Education

    Secondary school mathematics and entrance into the STEM professions: a longitudinal study

    STEM Learning
    Sociocultural, affect and diversity
    Mathematics
    Abstract

    STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields are in high demand for qualified personnel worldwide, yet drop-out rates of a career path in STEM occur at various points in lifespan. Based on a big-data analysis of 534,590 records retrieved from the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics for several points in time over one and a half decades, the study

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  9. 29 Sep 2022 Journal Article Journal of Science Education and Technology

    The Conceptualization of Critical Thinking: Toward a Culturally Inclusive Framework for Technology-Enhanced Instruction in Higher Education

    Curriculum and Teaching Methods
    Sociocultural, affect and diversity
    Higher Education
    Abstract

    The proliferation of fake news and pseudoscience requires a proactive educational approach to the cultivation of critical thinking (CT); yet, university lecturers and students alike appear to have insufficient guidance. Moreover, studies on CT overlook globalization trends such as student mobility, where international students are a significant portion of the student

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  10. 20 Sep 2022 Journal Article European Journal of Engineering Education

    COVID-19 and student stress: the effectiveness of a course on coping with stress for science and engineering undergraduate students

    Curriculum and Teaching Methods
    Learning Environments
    Engineering
    Higher Education
    Abstract

    Prevalence of depression, anxiety, and stress among university students worldwide is high. In most cases, stress intervention is individual-based and involves small groups for relatively short periods. New evidence shows that stress increased during the COVID-19 pandemic (2020-2021), when learning moved to online formats and social distancing was enforced worldwide. Our

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