Scholars Challenge Colleges to Reform STEM Learning

Published in Science

Melanie M. Cooper of and colleagues from Michigan State University recently published an article in Science Magazine saying that college students are expected to learn too many facts that do not connect across their coursework or prepare them to apply scientific knowledge in their lives. They believe a different set of strategies taking hold in K-12 schools can be used to improve learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, during the first two years of college.