Call for Papers:
iSTEAM Communications encourages the submissions of a wide variety of research articles and informational reports. Papers of all types are also welcomed. If an author is not sure about the particular type of content of a planned paper, he/she may contact the editor and submit a simple outline and description of what is planned. The editor will provide feedback as to whether the content will be of interests and how one may reshape the structure to improve the paper.
- News (reports of international STEAM education events and activities)
- Advancements (reports of new developments of technology, pedagoy, and programs in STEAM education)
- Announcements and opportunities (announcements and introductions of conferences, learning camps, and training programs)
- STEAM Learning Reports (reports or case studies from practitioners and participants of STEAM education programs)
- STEAM Education Reviews (reviews of programs, projects, and resources of STEAM education)
- STEAM Classrooms (reports of innovative and pratical classroom pedagoy for effective STEAM learning)
- STEAM Projects (reports of student oriented learning projects in STEAM areas)
- STEAM Education Research (reports of education research in STEAM learning)
Report of research may invovle (but is not limited to) the following types of studies.
1. Baseline and contextual results
Reports that provide detailed contextual information about population, education systems, environments, and settings, as well as interactive processes among populations, education settings, and policies. The reports should provide scientifically studied information for researchers to identify variables in the education environments and to understand the interactions among such variables. It is desirable to provide valid assessment data in the report to support any conclusions.
We also welcome reports that focus on measurement data about education systems worldwide, which may include but are not limited to education infrastructures and policies, population backgrounds, and baseline data of a wide range of assessment instruments. The data should include detailed context information (or meta-information), and can be both quantitative and qualitative. Specific assessment instruments and the process of implementation should be carefully documented in detail and made available for others to use and compare.
2. Background and historical reviews
Cross-sectional and longitudinal reviews of large-impact issues in STEAM education such as development of standards and education policies, implementations of education standards and policies, development and implementation of specific education methodologies, curriculum, and assessment, historical reviews of major cornerstones and events in STEAM education, historical reviews of the works of significant individuals in STEAM education, and other significant events and products (it is recommended to contact the editor before writing).
3. Controlled studies
We welcome reports on controlled educational experiments that evaluate the efficacy of certain education methods and materials, etc.
4. Empirical studies
We welcome reports on detailed investigations of specific issues in education systems and learners such as identifying learners’ difficulties in their learning of certain topics.
5. Duplication studies
We welcome reports on duplication studies of new experimental results from others in similar and different contexts.
6. New ideas and technologies for teaching and research
We welcome reports of new ideas and technologies that can be used in classroom or in research lab. Ideally, the paper should include pilot testing data and results.
7. New ideas and technologies for assessment
We welcome reports of new ideas and technologies that can be used for quantitative and qualitative assessment. The paper should include the complete assessment instrument, pilot testing data, implementation details and examples, a detailed discussions on how the instrument is designed (and why), and a initial effort and results of validation.
8. Validation studies of assessment instruments and education materials
We welcome reports of studies on the validity and reliability of specific assessment instruments and education materials.
9. Other types of papers are also welcome.