Could the Maker Movement Solve Classroom Challenges?

Our culture’s obsession with innovation and the breakneck speed of technological progress has created opportunities for learning and exploration that we couldn’t even dream of years ago. Unfortunately, for all of our recent cultural focus on the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, we still face challenges in teaching these subjects in the classroom, as our country’s place in world STEM rankings demonstrates. If we are to continue competing in STEM fields, we need to prepare the next generation for success by instilling them with the qualities and skills they’ll need to succeed—grit, creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving.

We need to teach them how to be Makers.

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Closing the Gap in STEM Education: The Appeal of Technology in the Classroom

What do students want from math and science courses? What do they expect from the technology used in the classroom?

Our infographic “Closing the Gap in STEM Education: The Appeal of Technology in the Classroom,” shows the challenges students face… as well as the resources (and support) they believe would help them succeed in their courses.

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Inside the Students and Instructors of STEM Education

Two recent studies by Cengage Learning identify the four unique types of students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses, and the three types of instructors who teach them.

From self-reliant doers and resourceful strugglers to tech-savvy instructors, find out which group matches your personality.

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