. . ...Special Issue - The Effect of STEM on the Learning of Science
Massive curriculum reforms worldwide have influenced all developed and developing countries and spread their influential outcomes out rapidly. Recently, science educators have been introduced with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Approach that has driven much more researches and related curricula. However, we should discuss whether STEM solves all problems in science education and/or acts as a problem solver of quality of science education. At that point, Journal of Turkish Science Education hosts a Special Issue ‘The Effect of STEM on the Learning of Science’ that aims to provide research-based evidences in STEM educational research. In that, research-based evidences and/or empirical preliminary studies will be able to help decision-makers, researchers, teachers and practitioners think about further efforts towards development of STEM education. Hence, we are able to inquire ‘economic imperative’ - a key influencethat may resultin an increase in the number of STEM students at tertiary education. Overall, this Special Issue will be focusing on several key research questions: Does STEM result in an increase in the number of the students at tertiary education? Does STEM stimulate the students’ interests/attitudes towards science related disciplines? Does STEM work out quality problems of STEM programmes (i.e. Faculties of Science, Technology and Engineering)?
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Special Issue Editors
Uludađ University, Bursa-Turkey (E-mail: email@example.com)
Prof. Dr. Muammer ÇALIK,
Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon-Turkey (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Dr. Kamisah Osman,