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Future of STEM Education: Multiple Perspectives from Researchers

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In recent times, there has been significant emphasis on the importance of STEM Education so that students are well prepared to meet the challenges of the modern day workforce. Research on STEM education has also moved upstream in the science education literature.

While a significant body of ...

In recent times, there has been significant emphasis on the importance of STEM Education so that students are well prepared to meet the challenges of the modern day workforce. Research on STEM education has also moved upstream in the science education literature.

While a significant body of knowledge exists in the STEM education literature, what seems to be lacking are perspectives from researchers on how they view the future of STEM Education. A multi-faceted view of how the trajectory of STEM Education is likely to take shape in the future would be of interest. Practicing researchers would be in the best position to reflect on this from the lens of their experience. Hence, this Research Topic within Frontiers in Education will be different from conventional approaches in publishing special issues.

The present Research Topic seeks to bring together STEM education researchers on how they view the future of STEM Education. Contributions to this collection of peer-reviewed articles will be sourced through an official Call for Papers allowing also spontaneous submissions from this web-page.

Sub-Areas for this Research Topic may include but are not limited to any of the following:

• Informal approaches towards STEM education
• School-based initiatives on STEM education
• Policy issues on STEM education
• Theoretical perspectives on STEM education
• Project work in STEM education
• Partnerships for STEM education
• Teacher Education and STEM education
• Industry 4.0 and STEM education
• Assessment issues related to STEM education
• Curriculum for STEM education
• Role of science and technology centers to promote STEM
• Country perspectives on STEM education
• Integrated STEM education

It is also acceptable to focus on multiple topics.

As the Research Topic will focus more on the perspectives of individual STEM education researchers, the manuscript can take on an expository or a theoretical tone. Though not necessary, empirical studies are welcome but these have to be positioned within the larger perspective of the author’s own views on the future of STEM Education in support of the views advanced but should be subservient to the thrust of the article.


Keywords: STEM education, Theoretical perspectives, Policy issues, Partnerships, Curriculum


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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31 July 2020 Manuscript

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31 July 2020 Manuscript

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