In a recent issue, C&EN states that one of the latest trends in education is a growing interest in the assessment of education projects by funding agencies.
Funding agencies spent billions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education research, but have little data to determine whether their investments pay off. Lack of time or lack of expertise in measuring educational outcomes among investigators who are scientifically trained but not necessarily in educational research methodologies, are the main problems. Funding agencies serious about knowing what really works, should allow time for investigators to collect meaningful long-term data.
- Pedagogy That Works
A. Maureen Rouhi
C&EN 2010, 88 (37), 47.
September 12, 2010