STEM Learning

IT Integration and Collaborative Strategies

  • Mesut Duran
  • Margret Höft
  • Brahim Medjahed
  • Daniel B. Lawson
  • Elsayed A. Orady

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Mesut Duran
    Pages 1-7
  3. Mesut Duran
    Pages 9-33
  4. Elsayed A. Orady
    Pages 87-119
  5. Margret Höft
    Pages 121-152
  6. Mark Jenness
    Pages 153-174
  7. Mesut Duran
    Pages 175-181
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 183-183

About this book


This book reports the results of a three-year research program funded by the National Science Foundation which targeted students and teachers from four Detroit high schools in order for them to learn, experience, and use IT within the context of STEM (IT/STEM), and explore 21st century career and educational pathways.

The book discusses the accomplishment of these goals through the creation of a Community of Designers-- an environment in which high school students and teachers, undergraduate/graduate student assistants, and STEM area faculty and industry experts worked together as a cohesive team. The program created four project-based design teams, one for each STEM area. Each team had access to two year-round IT/STEM enrichment experiences to create high-quality learning projects, strategies, and curriculum models. These strategies were applied in after school, weekend, and summer settings through hands-on, inquiry-based activities with a strong emphasis on non-traditional approaches to learning and understanding. The book represents the first comprehensive description and analysis of the research program and suggests a plan for future development and refinement.       


Design-based learning Engineering Education and IT IT and After-school programs IT/STEM Instructional Design and STEM Instructional Technology and STEM Education Mathematics Education and IT STEM Education Science Education and IT Technology Education and IT

Editors and affiliations

  • Mesut Duran
    • 1
  • Margret Höft
    • 2
  • Brahim Medjahed
    • 3
  • Daniel B. Lawson
    • 4
  • Elsayed A. Orady
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of EducationUniversity of Michigan-DearbornDearbornUSA
  2. 2.University of Michigan-DearbornDEARBORNUSA
  3. 3.University of Michigan-DearbornDEARBORNUSA
  4. 4.University of Michigan-DearbornDEARBORNUSA
  5. 5.Industrial & Manufacturing Systems EngineeringUniversity of Michigan-DearbornDearbornUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-26177-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-26179-9
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