STEM literacy is the ability to apply concepts from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to solve problems that cannot be solved using a single discipline. In this qualitative study, we examined how a robotics course in an educator preparation program that integrates informal learning experiences increased teachers’ exposure to a variety of STEM learning activities and impacted their STEM literacy. The results revealed the teachers developed a deeper understanding of STEM and broadened their STEM literacy through participating in the informal learning experiences.
Jackson, Christa D. and Mohr-Schroeder, Margaret J.
"Increasing Stem Literacy Via an Informal Learning Environment,"
Journal of STEM Teacher Education: Vol. 53:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://ir.library.illinoisstate.edu/jste/vol53/iss1/4