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June 22, 2020
June 22, 2020
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Pre-College Engineering Education
This project provides an example of a three-year high school integrative STEM curriculum that uses the Global Grand Challenges of Engineering (NAE, 2008) to drive content learning of traditional high school science (biology, chemistry, and physics), math (Algebra II, geometry, trig, and pre-calculus), engineering, as well as analog and digital technologies practices. Known as the Global STEM Challenges Program (GSCP) (AUTHOR CITATION OMITTED), the content connections between regularly siloed STEM fields may serve as inspiration for a kind of rigorous integrated STEM teaching that is possible in the pre-college setting. STEM education holds the promise of helping students understand how technologies work to help them become STEM literate, and increase problem solving and innovation (Bybee, 2010). However, too often is STEM education merely a rebranding of the regular siloed disciplines represented by STEM (Sanders, 2009) or a combination of math and science only (Bybee, 2010). Truly integrated STEM curriculum must require learning across all four subjects. One definition of integrative STEM learning is “problem-based learning that purposefully situates scientific inquiry and the application of mathematics in the context of technological designing/problem solving” (Sanders, 2009, p.21.) The GSCP curriculum expands upon that definition by recognizing and responding to the curricular standards that high school subjects are bound by. This resource exchange entry will share the curriculum developed to teach 9th-, 10th-, and 11th-grade biology, chemistry, and physics, as well as algebra II, geometry, pre-calculus, introductory calculus, engineering design, and analog and digital technology. The resources shared will include tables that display the course’s sequence broken into 15 instructional units, the grounding engineering design challenge that students tackle for each unit, and each unit's content objectives.
Shirey, K. L. (2020, June), An Integrated Three-year High School STEM Curriculum Based on the Global Grand Challenges (Resource Exchange) Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34136
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