Impacts of STEMS^2
This video shares an overview of the STEMS^2 (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Social Sciences and Sense of Place) construct and connected Masters in Education program (CS MEd STEMS^2) and the impacts the master's program has had on alumni. The master's program is offered via the Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education at the University of Hawai‘i - Mānoa. The construct was developed via work funded by an ESEA Title II award and an NSF Noyce Capacity Building award. STEMS² is a place and culture-sustaining construct that is composed of three parts: theory, pedagogy and a growing network. STEMS² theory integrates four major bodies of literature: 1) STEM education, 2) cultural-sustaining and multicultural education, 3) sense of place and place-based education, and 4) indigenous education. STEMS² pedagogy is grounded in five pillars that result in our embracing of the ‘ōlelo no‘eau [Hawaiian proverb]of Ma ka hana ‘ike – through doing one learns. The five pillars are A‘o [reciprocal teaching and learning], Makawalu [eight eyes] represents the ability to see real-world problems and solutions through multiple lenses, many angles and multiple ways of knowing at the same time, Mo‘olelo [stories, history], Sense of Place and Advocacy. Thank you for watching this video. We look forward to conversations following your viewing.
NSF Awards: 1660781, 6101646
Presented in: 2022 (see original presentation & discussion)
Grade Level: All Age Groups