A closer look to STEM education across continents: insights from a multicultural panel discussion

Gillian Roehrig, Heba El-Deghaidy, Alicia Garcia-Holgado, Dilek Kansan

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Abstract

The labor market increasingly demands workers with STEM skills, not only knowledge and skills related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, but also transversal skills associated with STEM education; critical thinking, creativity and problem solving are some of the skills demanded in workers and that STEM approaches seek to integrate. There are different models of STEM education according to the level of integration of the four disciplines. Moreover, educational systems are different depending on the country and associated external factors that affect the teaching processes. For this reason, the implementation of STEM education differs between countries. In this context, it is necessary to exchange ideas and experiences among the different regions in order to identify best practices and work together for improving STEM education. This work presents the results of a multicultural panel that was organized in Turkey to explore the differences and similarities between four countries from different continents: Egypt, United States of America (USA), Spain, and Turkey.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2022 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2022
EditorsMohammed Jemni, Ilhem Kallel, Abdeljalil Akkari
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1873-1880
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781665444347
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event13th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2022 - Tunis, Tunisia
Duration: Mar 28 2022Mar 31 2022

Publication series

NameIEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON
Volume2022-March
ISSN (Print)2165-9559
ISSN (Electronic)2165-9567

Conference

Conference13th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2022
Country/TerritoryTunisia
CityTunis
Period3/28/223/31/22

Bibliographical note

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Keywords

  • conference panel
  • STEM
  • STEM education
  • STEM skills.
  • teacher training

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