Measuring the efficiency of STEM engagement projects
One of the main challenges in boosting interest in Science, Technology, Economics and Maths (STEM) among youth is the lack of clarity on which are the best mechanisms to measure the impact of different initiatives. During the last week of October 2017, Educator Online published a short article presenting some alternatives suggested by Curtin University’s STEM education Research Group.
According to the article, this team has adopted a goal-based approach to improve engagement and outcomes of students in STEM fields. However, what is mostly relevant about their strategy is that they recognize interaction between different disciplines and attempt to provide children with a transdisciplinary education thus enhancing engagement and participation in projects.
In order to measure the results of programs, the research group collaborates with teachers and co-researchers to collect and analyze data. This type of assessment results of great value for educational institutions to ensure students become interested in STEM areas and to improve their programs to come up with the best possible outcomes.
Source: Educator Online