057.- Reflections on Communication, Collaboration, and Convergence

Authors:

James Lipuma, Cristo León and Víctor Hugo Guzmán Zárate

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Preface

By John Wolf, Ph.D., 2023.

Literacy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is essential for full participation in the knowledge economy of the twenty-first century. Yet mastery of STEM domain content alone may not be fully sufficient to prepare today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders. In addition to knowledge transfer—a task that presents numerous institutional and pedagogical challenges in and of itself—contemporary STEM education must also consider those characteristics that will best prepare students for enduring success, up to and including the point at which they graduate from students to become practitioners, regardless of the numerous fields across multidimensional industries in which that practice might occur (e.g., academia, government, industry, etc.).
The following collection of articles, based on the authors’ primary empirical research, which, taken together, spans several years and numerous sponsored research endeavors, present frameworks for thinking about STEM knowledge transfer and student character building as well as practical suggestions for everyday praxis. There’s no shortage of challenges and opportunities that await educators and students alike in this domain, and the ideas presented in this anthology comprise a thoughtful
and nuanced ingress to a landscape, the pace of change of which by far outpaces the scholarship attempting to document and explain it. Indeed, this collection succeeds, in no small part, because it makes no effort to capture scholastically a moment in time, but rather it presents a comprehensive overview of systems and models for the ability to think contiguously and unabatedly about contemporary STEM education notwithstanding the ever-accelerating rate at which these changes seem to occur.

Key and common to the ideas and paradigmatic models presented throughout this book are notions related to collaboration and communication, the importance of which either one cannot be overstated. Wisely, the authors choose to adeptly synthesize these areas of praxis throughout the text rather than presenting ideas about them in isolation or without a reminder of their necessary and inherent nexus. The case that collaboration and communication are fundamental for keeping pace with the constant cultural, pedagogical, and sociopolitical changes surrounding STEM literacy is made convincingly, and, furthermore, the authors invite readers to consider the implications of these tools for praxis and scholarship more broadly, even that which may at first seem beyond the boundaries of contemporary STEM education.

Dr. John Wolf.

Contents

Preface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Chapter 1. Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Chapter 2. Laying the groundwork (Abstracts). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Chapter 3. Collaboration and Strategic planning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Chapter 4. STEM literacy and Trans-Disciplinary Communication. .57
Chapter 5. Integrating models for effective Collaborative
convergence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Chapter 6. Planning, visualizing, and intention alignment . . . . . . . .75
Chapter 7. Reflections on Collaboration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Sources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Appendix: Six Sections of a Theory of Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

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Citation

Lipuma, J., Yáñez León, C. E., & Guzmán Zarate, V. H. (2023). Reflections on Communication, Collaboration, and Convergence: Strategic Models for STEM Education and Research [Editorial Mito] (CLDM_LDO; 1st ed.). Mito.

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