Yıl 2016, Cilt 4, Sayı 1, Sayfalar 30 - 43 2016-01-03

Lessons Learned: Authenticity, Interdisciplinarity, and Mentoring for STEM Learning Environments
Lessons Learned: Authenticity, Interdisciplinarity, and Mentoring for STEM Learning Environments

Mehmet C. Ayar [1] , Bugrahan Yalvac [2]

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In this paper, we discuss the individuals’ roles, responsibilities, and routine activities, along with their goals and intentions in two different contexts—a school science context and a university research context—using sociological lenses. We highlight the distinct characteristics of both contexts to suggest new design strategies for STEM learning environments in school science context. We collected our research data through participant observations, field notes, group conversations, and interviews. Our findings indicate that school science practices were limited to memorizing and replicating science content knowledge through lectures and laboratory activities. Simple-structured science activities were a means to engage school science students in practical work and relate the theoretical concepts to such work. Their routine activities were to succeed in schooling objectives. In university research settings, the routine activities had interdisciplinary dimensions representing cognitive, social, and material dimensions of scientific practice. Such routine activities were missing in the practices of school science. We found that the differences between school and university research settings were primarily associated with individuals’ goals and intentions, which resulted in different social structures. In school settings, more authentic social structure can evolve if teachers trust their students and allow them to share the social and epistemic authorities through establishing mentorship. We do not expect school science students to perform the tasks of scientists in the same manner, yet the desired school science activities should include mentorship roles and interdisciplinary perspectives and encourage school science students to pursue unanswered questions without looking for the right answer.
  • Ayar, M.C. & Yalvac, B. (2016). Lesson learned: Authenticity, interdisciplinarity, and mentoring for STEM learning environments. International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 4(1), 30-43.
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Yazar: Mehmet C. Ayar

Yazar: Bugrahan Yalvac

Bibtex @ { ijemst264816, journal = {International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology}, issn = {}, eissn = {2147-611X}, address = {ISRES Publishing}, year = {2016}, volume = {4}, pages = {30 - 43}, doi = {10.18404/ijemst.78411}, title = {Lessons Learned: Authenticity, Interdisciplinarity, and Mentoring for STEM Learning Environments}, key = {cite}, author = {Ayar, Mehmet C. and Yalvac, Bugrahan} }
APA Ayar, M , Yalvac, B . (2016). Lessons Learned: Authenticity, Interdisciplinarity, and Mentoring for STEM Learning Environments. International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 4 (1), 30-43. DOI: 10.18404/ijemst.78411
MLA Ayar, M , Yalvac, B . "Lessons Learned: Authenticity, Interdisciplinarity, and Mentoring for STEM Learning Environments". International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology 4 (2016): 30-43 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/ijemst/issue/25092/264816>
Chicago Ayar, M , Yalvac, B . "Lessons Learned: Authenticity, Interdisciplinarity, and Mentoring for STEM Learning Environments". International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology 4 (2016): 30-43
RIS TY - JOUR T1 - Lessons Learned: Authenticity, Interdisciplinarity, and Mentoring for STEM Learning Environments AU - Mehmet C. Ayar , Bugrahan Yalvac Y1 - 2016 PY - 2016 N1 - doi: 10.18404/ijemst.78411 DO - 10.18404/ijemst.78411 T2 - International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 30 EP - 43 VL - 4 IS - 1 SN - -2147-611X M3 - doi: 10.18404/ijemst.78411 UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.18404/ijemst.78411 Y2 - 2018 ER -
EndNote %0 International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology Lessons Learned: Authenticity, Interdisciplinarity, and Mentoring for STEM Learning Environments %A Mehmet C. Ayar , Bugrahan Yalvac %T Lessons Learned: Authenticity, Interdisciplinarity, and Mentoring for STEM Learning Environments %D 2016 %J International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology %P -2147-611X %V 4 %N 1 %R doi: 10.18404/ijemst.78411 %U 10.18404/ijemst.78411
ISNAD Ayar, Mehmet C. , Yalvac, Bugrahan . "Lessons Learned: Authenticity, Interdisciplinarity, and Mentoring for STEM Learning Environments". International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology 4 / 1 (Ocak 2016): 30-43. http://dx.doi.org/10.18404/ijemst.78411