What is educational research?
Educational research furthers our understanding of how people of all ages learn about STEM, using theoretical frameworks to investigate effective pedagogy and understanding how learners’ experiences influence their perspectives about STEM. For example, educational research can help study:
- The impacts of programs and curricula on learner STEM interest and identity
- Effective methods for engaging students in STEM (e.g., place-based education; integrating art and science)
- Effective formal and informal learning environments
- Outcomes in STEM career preparation and workforce development
See examples of our research in the publications below.