A PRILIMINARY STUDY FOR THE NEED OF DEVELOPING INTEGRATED STEM COURSE TRAINING MODULE
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Keywords

Integrated STEM; iSTEM Course;Training Module

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Galadima, U., Ismail, Z., & Ismail, N. (2019). A PRILIMINARY STUDY FOR THE NEED OF DEVELOPING INTEGRATED STEM COURSE TRAINING MODULE. Asia Proceedings of Social Sciences, 4(3), 62-65. https://doi.org/10.31580/apss.v4i3.855

Abstract

This preliminary study is conducted as a preamble for the need to develop the iSTEM course training module for preparing the pre-service mathematics teachers’ readiness in teaching the iSTEM course. Based on this preliminary study, the researchers were guided by the theory of constructivism learning and model of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in collecting the qualitative data for the need to develop iSTEM course training module using semi-structured interview questions. Thus, six university lecturers in Nigeria was purposefully choosing in conducting the preliminary interview in order to identify the need for iSTEM course training and module for teaching iSTEM course. The interview data collected by the researchers were inductively analysed using an exploratory content analysis strategy. The results of this study indicated that all the six interviewers’ participants revealed that there is a need for the development of iSTEM course training module. This study suggests that the iSTEM course training module should be integrated into the Nigerian educational curriculum for training the pre-service mathematics teachers’ readiness in teaching iSTEM course.

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