Cases on Interdisciplinary Research Trends in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: Studies on Urban Classrooms

Cases on Interdisciplinary Research Trends in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: Studies on Urban Classrooms

Reneta D. Lansiquot (New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York, USA)
Release Date: October, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 414
ISBN13: 9781466622142|ISBN10: 1466622148|EISBN13: 9781466622159|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2214-2

Description

Involving two or more academic subjects, interdisciplinary studies aim to blend together broad perspectives, knowledge, skills, and epistemology in an educational setting. By focusing on topics or questions too broad for a single discipline to cover, these studies strive to draw connections between seemingly different fields.

Cases on Interdisciplinary Research Trends in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: Studies on Urban Classrooms presents research and information on implementing and sustaining interdisciplinary studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for students and classrooms in an urban setting. This collection of research acts as a guide for researchers and professionals interested in improving learning outcomes for their students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Focus on STEM at City Tech
  • Interdisciplinary Learning
  • Problem-Solving Strategies
  • STEM and Modern Education
  • STEM Learning Communities
  • Virtual Interdisciplinary Experiences

Reviews and Testimonials

Contributors from a range of social and natural sciences explore practical theories for interdisciplinary teaching in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and modern education; and theories in practice at the City University of New York's College of Technology. Among the topics are interdisciplinary learning from a student's perspective, reengineering in introductory computer education course for undergraduate students, addressing Army energy use through curricular reform at West Point, developing interdisciplinary problem-solving strategies through games and computer simulations, and using case studies to support institutional change.

– Book News Inc. Portland, OR

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Reneta D. Lansiquot is an associate professor at the New York City College of Technology. At the New York College of Technology, she earned an Associate degree in Applied Science and Computer Information Systems, and later received a Bachelor degree in Technology and Computer Systems. Her other degrees include Master of Science in Integrated Digital Media at Polytechnic University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Communication and Technology at New York University. Her mixed-methodology research focuses on interdisciplinary studies. She has worked on several science, technology, engineering, and mathematics grants. Dr. Lansiquot has presented her research at numerous national and international conferences in Austria, Canada, Greece, Japan, and Portugal and has published peer-reviewed book chapters and journal articles on technical writing, game design, virtual reality, and problem solving across the curriculum. She has also been a consultant for media and telecommunication companies, as well as for non-profit organizations based in Afghanistan and in the United States.

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