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Abstract Title: Characteristics of Well-Propagated Instructional Strategies and Materials Across STEM Disciplines
Abstract: While the STEM education community has developed many new pedagogies and materials, not many have been successful in reaching a wide audience. This study is part of an effort to understand how new pedagogies and materials can become widely used, by learning about those that have become well-propagated. Experts across STEM disciplines were asked to identify well-propagated instructional strategies and materials in their disciplines. We created a categorization scheme to describe the innovations and gathered evidence to evaluate the extent to which the innovations they suggested had propagated. This poster will discuss the general characteristics of well-propagated instructional strategies and materials. We describe the strategies and materials in terms of the type of innovation they represent (a change in pedagogy, content, both, neither) and found the majority represent a change in pedagogy, and those associated with a research group have been funded for a period ten years or more.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Raina Khatri
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
and Co-Presenter(s)
Charles Henderson, Western Michigan University
Renee Cole, University of Iowa
Debra Friedrichsen, Oregon State University
Jeffrey Froyd, Texas A&M University
Courtney Stanford, University of Iowa