International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

21st Century STEM Education: A Tactical Model for Long-Range Success
Elliott Ostler

The manuscript at hand presents an overview of a k-16 tactical model for developing STEM content and STEM education in the 21st century. The premise of the article is that well-conceived STEM education initiated at the secondary level, using practical and traditional academic facts and procedures, can manifest itself in engineering and technology related products, and also visually connect the STEM areas to help create new information. The careful preparation of STEM educators is also considered as a way to help secondary students develop the ability to specialize in STEM content at the collegiate level. Finally, the manuscript suggests that the STEM acronym provides a cyclic model for developing a deep, adaptable, and strategic method of learning STEM content.

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