Challenges in Developing Engineering Class Design at Middle Classroom to Improve Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education
Ida Kaniawati, Irma R. Suwarma, Lilik Hasanah, Nuryani Y. Rustaman, Elah Nurlaelah
Available Online November 2015.
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- Engineering class, STEM Education
- In this paper, we discuss challenges in designing engineering class that was conducted in a middle school to improve STEM education in Indonesia. Engineering class design was implemented in several schools in US to embed STEM education into school curriculum that emphasized on engineering practice. However, the class design is newly introduced in Indonesia. In fact, the education system differences become a crucial challenge. The class design was created through STEM professional development program, where seven teachers from Muhammadiyah 8 Secondary School in Bandung are involved in it. The class designing method was initiated by giving STEM education knowledge review to improve teacher’s knowledge and perception. Furthermore, teachers were divided into two groups to analyze the contents in different level, and then they created big themes that cover several concepts in the contents. Finally, they plan students’ STEM based project in a worksheet format that adapted engineering process design. The challenges were analyzed using 3Ps instrument that adopted from Bybee (2013). The result implied they meet challenges in designing the class when they decided the STEM activity purpose, program, and practice, that reflect on time consuming, number of participant, activity location, products, occurred problems, and attained agreement among participant
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TY - CONF AU - Ida Kaniawati AU - Irma R. Suwarma AU - Lilik Hasanah AU - Nuryani Y. Rustaman AU - Elah Nurlaelah PY - 2015/11 DA - 2015/11 TI - Challenges in Developing Engineering Class Design at Middle Classroom to Improve Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education BT - 2015 International Conference on Innovation in Engineering and Vocational Education PB - Atlantis Press SP - 104 EP - 107 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icieve-15.2016.23 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icieve-15.2016.23 ID - Kaniawati2015/11 ER -