Yıl 2021, Cilt 6 , Sayı 1, Sayfalar 27 - 39 2021-01-04

The Effects of STEM and Other Innovative Interdisciplinary Practices on Academic Success, Attitude, Career Awareness: A Meta-Synthesis Study

Agâh Tuğrul KORUCU [1] , Kadir KABAK [2]

Today, the number of researches about STEM education, which is brought to the forefront by innovative interdisciplinary approaches, has been increasing over the years and each research is carried out in different areas, regions for different purposes. When these studies are examined, it is thought that the studies can be gathered under certain headings and themes and a broad perspective about the studies can be presented. We reached 186 works in the framework of STEM and other innovative approaches worldwide, except for Turkey. 48 of these studies from 21 different countries, written in 4 different languages, were selected between 2009-2019. These studies were evaluated in 9 different themes and 24 sub-concepts. These studies include all partners (students, teachers, parents and others) of the education system. The impact of innovative interdisciplinary practices on students' academic achievement, scientific process skills and career awareness is positive. Gender is an important factor in perception and attitudes. In-school and out-of-school activities are effective in acquiring 21st century skills. Education partner’s attitude towards innovative interdisciplinary approaches is positive. In some studies, limitations such as physical space, time and cost disrupted the realization of activities and sometimes it was a negative situation that the teachers did not have the necessary training formation and felt inadequate for these activities. Existing curricula, which are shaped within the framework of knowledge-based examination system, were also seen as another limiting factor. At the end of the research, suggestions were made to all partners of the education system for the research and applications to be carried out in innovative interdisciplinary fields.
STEM, STEAM, interdisciplinary approach, meta synthesis, innovative applications
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Birincil Dil en
Konular Bilgisayar Bilimleri, Bilgi Sistemleri
Bölüm Research Article

Orcid: 0000-0002-8334-1526
Yazar: Agâh Tuğrul KORUCU (Sorumlu Yazar)
Kurum: Necmettin Erbakan University
Ülke: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0002-7747-2909
Yazar: Kadir KABAK
Kurum: Necmettin Erbakan University
Ülke: Turkey


Başvuru Tarihi : 4 Haziran 2020
Kabul Tarihi : 27 Ağustos 2020
Yayımlanma Tarihi : 4 Ocak 2021

APA Korucu, A , Kabak, K . (2021). The Effects of STEM and Other Innovative Interdisciplinary Practices on Academic Success, Attitude, Career Awareness: A Meta-Synthesis Study . Journal of Learning and Teaching in Digital Age , 6 (1) , 27-39 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/joltida/issue/59433/854103