WHEN: Tuesday, October 15, 4:00 - 5:15 PM
REGION: Middle Tennessee
WHERE: MTSU Tom Jackson Building, Murfreesboro
All students have the right to learn about science, technology, mathematics, and engineering in ways that are consequential and compelling to them. As research has increasingly shown that learning is centrally shaped by the interests and concerns of learners and their communities, relating STEM concepts and practices to the realities of students’ lives, generationally and culturally, is crucial. This panel will discuss why this shift in STEM learning is important from the perspective of students, communities, and society at large. Additionally, the panel will discuss what authenticity and meaningfulness looks like in STEM classrooms and other STEM learning environments enacting this ambitious vision, and how that might be different from traditional classrooms.