The ongoing Progress in Education series presents substantial results from around the globe in selected areas of educational research. Schools are institutions that sail in the tempest of educational issues, reforms, strategies, data and tools, as well as reflect changes in society. Embedded in all of these are technology, diversity, and innovation - their inevitability has been demonstrated in our schools and communities. The first chapter of this volume explores how different acts of depiction play a role in orienting childrens thinking and reasoning during experimental tasks at school. Chapter Two reviews how to implement STEM literacy in elementary school curriculum. Chapter Three provides background information about STEM education in the United States; discusses what ideal STEM classrooms and lessons should look like; and provides step-bystep teaching demonstrations for each of the activities and assessments. Chapter Four reports qualitative and quantitative research findings from participating primary teachers following their involvement and participation in "MyScience". Chapter Five discusses the application of creativity in implementing the practical activities of a teacher of philosophy. Chapter Six focuses on the development of creativity in higher education. Chapter Seven investigates whether creativity can promote gerotranscendence. Chapter Eight reviews a longitudinal study on the factors related to Taiwanese adolescents' academic coping. Chapter Nine studies a reveiw of Chinese university students' perspectives of affective learning in response to Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement and its protest songs. Chapter Ten focuses on how students perceive the influence of parental cultural capital and support on their music listening and instrumental learning, with particular reference to the context of Beijing.
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