Educating students for STEM literacy: GlobalEd 2

Kimberly A. Lawless, Scott W. Brown, Mark A. Boyer

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GlobalEd 2 (GE2) engages classrooms of students online, and simulates negotiations of international agreements on issues of global concern such as water scarcity and climate change. GE2 is an interdisciplinary problem-based curriculum targeting students’ global awareness, scientifi c literacies, and twenty-fi rst century workforce skills. For the past 15 years, various iterations of GE2 have been implemented in classrooms, ranging from middle schools through college. Results have demonstrated the positive impact of GE2 along a number of dimensions including writing, argumentation, science knowledge, and social perspective taking. This chapter provides an overview of GE2, its design principles and discusses data from a recent implementation with college freshmen, specifi cally focusing on gains with respect to self-effi cacy across multiple domains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTechnology, Theory, and Practice in Interdisciplinary STEM Programs
Subtitle of host publicationConnecting STEM and Non-STEM Approaches
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781137567390
ISBN (Print)9781137567383
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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