A Theoretical Framework for Integrated STEM Education

  title={A Theoretical Framework for Integrated STEM Education},
  author={Jairo Ortiz-Revilla and Ileana Mar{\'i}a Greca and Irene Arriassecq},
  journal={Science \& Education},
For several decades there has been a broad consensus on the need to promote scientific literacy and, ultimately, to promote the full development of student competency from an early age. However, many of the results recorded in the educational field are not very encouraging. Although interdisciplinarity has a more extensive trajectory, the continuous questioning of traditional teaching methods, due to their inefficiency, has given rise to the emergence of educational approaches that integrate… 

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