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A new pedagogy for training the pre-service mathematics teachers readiness in teaching integrated stem education

Galadima, U. and Ismail, Z. and Ismail, N. (2019) A new pedagogy for training the pre-service mathematics teachers readiness in teaching integrated stem education. International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology, 8 (5). pp. 1272-1281. ISSN 2249-8958


Official URL: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.35940/ijeat.E1181.0585C19


The development of any country in the world depends largely on its escalating focus on integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (iSTEM). Over the years in Nigeria, there are calls for action to integrate STEM disciplines as the pre-service teachers are only receiving training in the separate field of STEM. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of the iSTEM course as a new pedagogy for training the pre-service mathematics teachers’ readiness in teaching the iSTEM disciplines in Sokoto State, Nigeria. The study utilised one group quasi-experimental research design. Purposive sampling was used in choosing all the 54 pre-service mathematics teachers in their 300-level undergoing a teacher training programme in Sokoto State University, Nigeria. The participants underwent a 5-week iSTEM course organised by the researchers that focused on the five levels of integration that include: Single, Combine, Multiple, Engineering Projects, and Fully Integrated STEM disciplines. Data was collected through the iSTEM pre- and post-survey Questionnaire (iSTEM-SQ) and analysed using descriptive statistics. The bar graph and non-parametric Wilcoxon Signed Ranks test were also used in describing the effectiveness of the pre- and post-survey test. The findings indicated that the iSTEM course was effective in preparing and empowering the pre-service mathematics teachers’ pedagogical strategy for teaching integrated STEM in their future classroom instruction. The paper also recommends for incorporation of the iSTEM approach in the curriculum of pre-service mathematics teachers at the various institutions of learning in Nigeria.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:integrated STEM, iSTEM course, pedagogy
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
ID Code:89638
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:09 Feb 2021 16:25
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