Technology, Theory, and Practice in Interdisciplinary STEM Programs

Connecting STEM and Non-STEM Approaches

Editors: Lansiquot, Reneta D. (Ed.)

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  • Investigates interdisciplinary programs in higher education in relation to emerging technologies
  • Addresses the needs of students who are entering the 21st century workforce 
  • Presents the work of diverse scholars who explore topics such as interdisciplinary online collaborative learning, design methodologies, the designing of technology-enhanced active learning environments, and STEM literacy 
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This book highlights models for promoting interdisciplinary thinking and an appreciation for interdisciplinary understanding among students in STEM-related fields. Students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics often perceive that courses in their major are not related to the general education liberal arts courses required for their degrees.  This separation prevents the transfer of skills between their general education courses and their degree pursuits. The false dichotomy is particularly important because solving the daunting challenges of the twenty-first century—such as drug-resistant bacteria, scarcity of natural resources, and climate change—requires global citizens armed with robust, complex abilities who can integrate interdisciplinary concepts with bold technologies. Contributors to this book explore ways in which this dichotomy can be overcome.

About the authors

Reneta D. Lansiquot is Associate Professor of English and Program Director of the Bachelor of Science in Professional and Technical Writing at New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York, USA.  She has published widely on interdisciplinary studies and educational technology.




Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: Designing and Implementing Interdisciplinary Programs

    Lansiquot, Reneta D.

    Pages 1-7

  • Emerging Technologies and Potential Paradigmatic Shifts in the Community of Inquiry Framework

    Layne, Melissa (et al.)

    Pages 9-30

  • Designing Technology-Enhanced Active Learning Environments for the Undergraduate Geoscience Classroom

    Sharma, Priya (et al.)

    Pages 31-52

  • Educating Students for STEM Literacy: GlobalEd 2

    Lawless, Kimberly A. (et al.)

    Pages 53-82

  • “Out of Order!” Exposure, Experience, E-Learning, and Evaluation: An Interdisciplinary Studies Approach @ Service Learning

    Correa, Elaine

    Pages 83-106

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eBook $54.99
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Hardcover $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Technology, Theory, and Practice in Interdisciplinary STEM Programs
Book Subtitle
Connecting STEM and Non-STEM Approaches
Editors
  • Reneta D. Lansiquot
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56739-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56739-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56738-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 126
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