BIOTA Philippines Conference System, 52nd BIOTA Annual National Convention and Scientific Sessions

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STEM-IFYING THE CLASSROOM: A FRAMEWORK FOR RIGOR AND RELEVANCE TOWARDS INQUIRY-BASED STEM TEACHING
Louie Dasas

Last modified: 2017-03-17

Abstract


Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM) education requires a shift from the traditional teaching to inquiry-based teaching paradigm. STEM education in the 21st century calls for rigor and relevance in the triad of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. As such, STEM education demands for a holistic view of teaching that fuses academic rigor as well as real-life applications of learned concepts to current issues and problems of the society. This presentation presents how the Rigor and Relevance Framework can be used in the development of responsive and appropriate STEM instruction and assessment practices. Further, the framework serves valuable purpose in making teachers monitor their own practices as well as facilitating higher achievement of learning outcomes. The presentation aims to inform the participants on how to effectively incorporate Rigor and Relevance in their teaching practices. Moreover, the presentation aims to present a framework for inquiry-based teaching that regards students’ context and achievable learning outcomes. This presentation can benefit both pre-service and in-service science educators in the way that it equips them with valuable knowledge in broadening their pedagogical spectrum to further advance the goals of STEM education.


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