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Cognition, Metacognition, and Culture in STEM Education

Learning, Teaching and Assessment

  • Compares the research about cognition, metacognition and culture across STEM fields

  • Collects many of the key researchers and most interesting studies in the four STEM domains

  • Provides clear definitions of cognitive, metacognitive and cultural components in STEM education

Part of the book series: Innovations in Science Education and Technology (ISET, volume 24)

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    • Yehudit Judy Dori, Zemira R. Mevarech, Dale R. Baker
    Pages 1-8
  3. Teacher Cognition of Engaging Children in Scientific Practices

    • Barbara A. Crawford, Daniel K. Capps
    Pages 9-32
  4. Students’ Metacognition and Metacognitive Strategies in Science Education

    • Shirly Avargil, Rea Lavi, Yehudit Judy Dori
    Pages 33-64
  5. Designing for Collaborative Problem Solving in STEM Cyberlearning

    • Kent J. Crippen, Pavlo D. Antonenko
    Pages 89-116
  6. Engineering Cognition: A Process of Knowledge Acquisition and Application

    • Senay Purzer, Tamara J. Moore, Emily Dringenberg
    Pages 167-190
  7. Metacognition and Meta-assessment in Engineering Education

    • Niva Wengrowicz, Yehudit Judy Dori, Dov Dori
    Pages 191-216
  8. The Impact of Culture on Engineering and Engineering Education

    • Adam R. Carberry, Dale R. Baker
    Pages 217-239
  9. Engineering Education in Higher Education in Europe

    • M. Sencer Corlu, Kjeld Svidt, Dorina Gnaur, Rea Lavi, Oğuz Borat, M. Ali Çorlu
    Pages 241-259
  10. Cognition, Metacognition, and Mathematics Literacy

    • Zemira R. Mevarech, Lianghuo Fan
    Pages 261-278
  11. Mathematical Modeling and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

    • Cynthia O. Anhalt, Susan Staats, Ricardo Cortez, Marta Civil
    Pages 307-330
  12. Discussion

    • Yehudit Judy Dori, Zemira R. Mevarech, Dale R. Baker
    Pages 331-352
  13. Back Matter

    Pages 353-380

About this book

This book addresses the point of intersection between cognition, metacognition, and culture in learning and teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). We explore theoretical background and cutting-edge research about how various forms of cognitive and metacognitive instruction may enhance learning and thinking in STEM classrooms from K-12 to university and in different cultures and countries.

Over the past several years, STEM education research has witnessed rapid growth, attracting considerable interest among scholars and educators. The book provides an updated collection of studies about cognition, metacognition and culture in the four STEM domains. The field of research, cognition and metacognition in STEM education still suffers from ambiguity in meanings of key concepts that various researchers use. This book is organized according to a unique manner: Each chapter features one of the four STEM domains and one of the three themes—cognition, metacognition, and culture—and defines key concepts. This matrix-type organization opens a new path to knowledge in STEM education and facilitates its understanding. The discussion at the end of the book integrates these definitions for analyzing and mapping the STEM education research.  

Chapter 4 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com

Keywords

  • Culturally relevant pedagogy
  • Engineering education
  • Learning technology
  • Mathematics education
  • Mathematics literacy
  • Metacognitive strategies
  • STEM cyberlearning
  • STEM learning
  • STEM teaching
  • Science classrooms
  • Science education
  • Students' metacognitions
  • Teachers' metacognition
  • Technology education
  • cognition in STEM
  • metacognition in STEM
  • culture in STEM
  • active learning
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Critical thinking skills

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Education in Science and Technology, Technion, Haifa, Israel

    Yehudit Judy Dori

  • The Samuel Neaman Institute for National Policy Research, Haifa, Israel

    Yehudit Judy Dori

  • David Yellin Academic College of Education, Bar-Ilan University, Jerusalem, Israel

    Zemira R. Mevarech

  • Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Educational Leadership and Innovation, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA

    Dale R. Baker

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Buying options

eBook USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-66659-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)