PostedWednesday, February 17, 2016 at 10:37 AM
This research brief examines Studio STEM, an out-of-school time program.
The research explores how five intentionally designed features of the program influence middle school youths’ engagement in their learning. These features include: using engineering design and problem-based learning, integrating of new media, encouraging peer interaction, an “open-studio” environment, and the use of alternative assessment methods.
The article discussed in this brief, "Interest-driven learning among middle school youth in an out-of-school STEM studio", appeared in the October 2014 issue of the Journal of Science Education and Technology.
The brief was produced by the NSF-funded Relating Research to Practice project, which provides short summaries of peer-reviewed research written with informal educators in mind.