A US National Research Council Report on discipline based research shows what works to improve science, engineering and math undergraduate education, but points that findings have not yet prompted widespread changes in teaching practice.
What would it take to change how we teach engineering and science? To me, this is the most critical issue to increase both the interest in and the retention of students in SMET disciplines! We know the problem, we understand the solution… What is keeping us? In spite of decades of individual investments, the issue will not be solved unless all stakeholders (government, industry and universities) join efforts, ideas and resources.
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