Speaker: Dr. Tracie McLemore Salinas from Appalachian State University (invited by Adalira Saenz-Ludlow)
Date and Time: Friday, February 18, 2022, 2:00-3:00 via Zoom. Please contact Will Brian to obtain the Zoom link.
Title: STEM Education: Integrated Perspectives and a Focus on Mathematics
Abstract: Policy-makers and practitioners have latched onto the idea of STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics) in many ways, often by focusing on engineering and technology as driving components and by invoking an obligation for workforce development. Historically, STEM as an integration of constituent disciplines is more nuanced, informed by the inherent interdependence of and combination of habits of mind within and across the disciplines. In this colloquium talk, I will share a historical look at STEM and suggest a practices-based framework for considering its teaching and learning. In addition, we will consider mathematics-specific questions related to the teaching and learning of STEM.