Publication on « Reframing student misbehavior in elementary STEM education »

Par Alexander F. Koch

The paper introduces "troublemaker" research in pre-college engineering education and how these individuals are perceived by their teachers.

The paper introduces « troublemaker » research in pre-college engineering education and how these individuals are perceived by their teachers.

Strobel, J., Koch, A. F., & He, H. (2020). Valued Defiance—Teachers’ View on STEM and Students. ASEE 2020 Annual Conference Proceedings, Paper ID #31155, 1–50.
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In June 2020 Alexander Koch, together with colleagues from the University of Missouri, USA, presented a new research topic within the context of student misbehavior in elementary STEM education at the American Society for Engineering Education virtual conference.

First interview data show that teachers see « troublemakers » as interruptions of the smooth flow of learning of the other students. Besides trying to shut the misbehavior down, they do see potential positive aspects that need to be addressed in a special way, e.g. trying to understand the student, and to redirect the negative behavior.

 

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