While research-practice partnerships have emerged as a promising means of creating and applying relevant research evidence in settings where young people grow and learn, we’ve lacked definition in terms of what constitutes an effective partnership and how RPPs, funders, and other stakeholders
A central way in which FUSE provides powerful learning affordances is by breaking down the silos of A key way in which FUSE provides powerful learning affordances is by breaking down the silos of traditional STEM disciplines, and engaging learners in more authentic, interdisciplinary, and
This paper explores how FUSE Studios are organized, describing key design elements, the ways these differ from a traditional classroom model, and the types of diverse learning arrangements that emerge.
Traditional methods of STEM education position the child as a novice and create narrow opportunities for children to demonstrate and constructively utilize their developing skills, related interests and capabilities, perhaps even inadvertently suppressing them (Stevens, 2000; Bevan, Bell,
Lifelong learning is a beautiful phrase, full of ambition while remaining conveniently vague. Everyone claims they’re a lifelong learner. But what does that mean, and what does it look like in practice?
This paper describes an effort to develop a survey instrument capable of measuring important aspects of adolescents’ experiences of interest-related pursuits that are supported by technology. The measure focuses on youths’ experiences of connected learning (Ito et al.
What is FUSE? This new video explains our program through the words of those that know it best- the students and teaches who interact with it every day.
This video documents a new approach to partnership between an informal STEAM learning environment (FUSE) and an industry partner (Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry). FUSE is an interest-driven learning experience that engages pre-teens and teens in science, technology, engineering, arts/design and
Reed Stevens is Professor of Learning Sciences at Northwestern University. As an ethnographer of everyday experience, he studies the organization of learning, thinking and joint action in range of cultural settings that spans classrooms, workplaces, homes and museums.
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2016 Annual Meeting will take place in Washington, DC, between April 8-12. The theme for this year's meeting is "Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies". As in previous years, STELAR facilitated the submission of symposium
STELAR and select ITEST projects delivered a panel presentation at the Massachusetts STEM Summit in Worcester's DCU Center on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.
Moderator: Carrie Parker