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Reconceptualizing STEM Education

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CONTENTS Introduction: Coordinating PreK-16 STEM Education Research and Practices for Advancing and Refining Reform Agendas Richard A. Duschl, Amber S. Bismack, James Greeno and Drew H. Gitomer Theme 1: Systems Thinking Thinking about a System and Systems Thinking in Engineering Thomas A. Litzinger Diagnostic Instruction: Toward an Integrated System for Classroom Assessment Jim Minstrell, Ruth Anderson, and Min Li Response 1: Systems Thinking as a Design Problem Marcela Borge Response 2: Improving Learning about Systems Requires Designing for Change in Educational Systems William R. Penuel Theme 2: Model-Based Reasoning Modeling Authentic STEM Research: A Systems Thinking Perspective Annmarie R. Ward Meeting the Standards for STEM Educations: Individual and National Needs Spencer A. Benson Response 1: Model-Based Reasoning in Professional Development Hilda Borko Response 2: "Where is the line?" Brian P. Coppola Theme 3: Quantitative Reasoning Quantitative Reasoning in Mathematics Education: Directions in Research and Practice Heather Lynn Johnson Teachers Use of Data, Measurement, and Data Modeling in Quantitative Reasoning Anthony J. Petrosino Response 1: Quantitative Reasoning in STEM Disciplines Robert Mayes Response 2: Quantitative Reasoning: Capturing a Tension Between Structure and Variability Rose Mary Zbiek Theme 4: Equity, Epistemic, and Ethical Outcomes Educational and Ethical Dilemmas for STEM Education in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale Gasfield Communities Catharine Biddle & Kai A. Schafft Defining a Knowledge Base for Reasoning in Science: The role of procedural and epistemic knowledge Jonathan Osborne Response 1: Views from Above and Below: Access to Science Education Nancy Brickhouse Response 2: The Values of Science Literacy Nancy Tuana Theme 5: STEM Communication and Policy Outreach Why People Care About Chickens and Other Lessons about Rhetoric, Public Science, and Informal Learning Environments Stacey Pigg, William Hart-Davidson, Jeff Grabill, and Kirsten Ellenbogen New Environments for Professional Development: Situating Science Learning and Teaching in a Framework and NGSS World Jean Moon Response 1: School-System Contexts for Professional Development Edward J. Fuller Response 2: Technology-supported Communication in Science: Conjectures on Expertise and Evaluation Drew H. Gitomer Reflections and Summary Reflections on the Waterbury Summit: STEAM And Systems Thinking Stephanie E. Vasko Summary: Driving Change Forward Amber S. Bismack, Yann Shiou Ong, Armend Tahirsylaj, and Richard A. Duschl About the Authors Waterbury Summit Participants

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Richard A. Duschl is the Kenneth B. Waterbury Chaired Professor in Secondary Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, The Pennsylvania State University, USA. Amber S. Bismack is a Ph.D. student, Department of Educational Studies (Science Education), School of Education, The University of Michigan, USA.

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