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


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

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Editorial Advisory Board
Table of Contents
Jeanne L. Narum
Reneta D. Lansiquot
Chapter 1
Marlene Hidalgo
This chapter provides a retrospective look at my experiences during an interdisciplinary course at an urban university. Course format and objectives... Sample PDF
Interdisciplinary Learning from a Student’s Perspective
Chapter 2
Cecelia Wright Brown, Kevin A. Peters
This chapter highlights exemplary STEM programs in an urban school district that can be replicated in K-12 schools. The programs were developed from... Sample PDF
STEM Academic Enrichment and Professional Development Programs for K-12 Urban Students and Teachers
Chapter 3
Bernadette Kelley, Lisa McClelland
This chapter presents a case study involving the fictional Coastal University’s move to the next level of Science, Technology, Engineering, and... Sample PDF
STEM Learning Communities: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching and Learning
Chapter 4
Farhat (Meena) J. Lakhavani, April Rupp
Computing@Carnegie Mellon (C@CM), a required 3-unit course for all incoming Carnegie Mellon undergraduate students, went through total reengineering... Sample PDF
Reengineering an Introductory Computer Education Course for Undergraduate Students
Chapter 5
Ray Gallon
The challenges of teaching Content Strategy and Information Architecture in a professional Master’s program are daunting because in these two... Sample PDF
Communication, Culture, and Technology: Learning Strategies for the Unteachable
Chapter 6
Melissa Burgess
Two congruent, yet converging phenomena are taking place in teacher preparation programs. The first centers on the integration and use of social... Sample PDF
Using Second Life to Support Student Teachers’ Socio-Reflective Practice: A Mixed-Method Analysis
Chapter 7
Christine Rosalia, Laura Baecher
This chapter describes how virtual fieldwork was perceived by candidates in two teacher education programs: Teaching English to Speakers of Other... Sample PDF
Virtual Interdisciplinary Experiences for Teachers of Writing: Considerations for Implementation
Chapter 8
Bruce Keith
The U.S. military is the largest single consumer of energy in the United States. Global attention to the management of energy resources will require... Sample PDF
Energizing Interdisciplinarity: Addressing Army Energy Use through Curricular Reform at West Point
Chapter 9
Paul C. King
Interdisciplinary problem solving and research skills require early preparation in two categories: critical thinking and communication. This chapter... Sample PDF
Integrated Projects and the Development of Interdisciplinary Problem-Solving Strategies
Chapter 10
Reginald A. Blake, Janet Liou-Mark
The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines have traditionally been woefully unsuccessful in attracting, retaining, and... Sample PDF
Enhancing Diversity in STEM Interdisciplinary Learning
Chapter 11
Candido Cabo, Reneta D. Lansiquot
The purpose of this chapter is to provide two case studies examining how games and computer simulations can be used to link different disciplines in... Sample PDF
Development of Interdisciplinary Problem-Solving Strategies through Games and Computer Simulations
Chapter 12
Gwen Cohen Brown, Laina Karthikeyan
This chapter discusses the development and implementation of an interdisciplinary learning community between the departments of Dental Hygiene and... Sample PDF
Integration of Civic Engagement Pedagogies in the STEM Disciplines
Chapter 13
Cinda P. Scott, Bonne August, Costanza Eggers-Piérola
The nationwide National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3) program challenges faculty, administrators, and... Sample PDF
All Hands on Deck: Using Case Studies to Support Institutional Change
About the Contributors

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.