Title page for ETD etd-12122007-163540


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Figliano, Fred Joseph
Author's Email Address figlian2@vt.edu
URN etd-12122007-163540
Title Strategies For Integrating STEM Content: A Pilot Case Study
Degree Master of Arts
Department Teaching and Learning
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Wells, John G. Committee Chair
Sanders, Mark E. Committee Member
Wilkins, Jesse L. M. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Integrated Curriculum
  • Interdisciplinary
  • STEM
  • Student Learning
Date of Defense 2007-11-30
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
The goal of this study was to identify strategies used by exemplar practitioners to develop integrated instruction. A pilot case study design was used and four sources of data were analyzed allowing for a convergence of data sets. These data sets included a questionnaire, an audio recording, lesson plans, and student artifacts. Data were analyzed through theme analysis producing 26 strategies. These strategies were then collapsed into a final list of 15 representing important areas of consideration for practitioners. A careful review of these 15 strategies identified three broad strategy categories: Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation. By grouping strategies in this way, each could be shown to relate to specific aspects of the overall integrative instructional process.
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