Author First name, Last name, Institution

Areej ElSayary, Zayed University

ORCID Identifiers

0000-0002-5554-0069

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education

Publication Date

1-1-2021

Abstract

© 2021. by the authors; licensee Modestum. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). All rights reserved. This study explores and explains teachers’ perceptions and practices in using a reflective practice model to teach STEM education in a blended learning environment. The study was conducted before the COVID-19 lockdown and continued after the quarantine till the end of the semester. The transformative learning and the experiential learning theories are used as combined conceptual frameworks to form a reflective practice model that guided this study. The participants are middle school teachers (n=18) in a private school in the United Arab Emirates UAE. A sequential mixed-method approach using quantitative and qualitative data was used. An online survey with closed-ended items was adopted to collect quantitative data from teachers. The qualitative data was collected through teachers’ semi-structured interviews using Zoom conference meeting. The study’s results reveal that teachers’ perceptions and practices about learning and skills needed in the future will be different from before COVID-19.

ISSN

1305-8215

Publisher

Modestum Limited

Volume

17

Issue

2

Disciplines

Education

Keywords

blended learning, experiential learning, STEM curriculum, transformative learning

Scopus ID

85101918375

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Gold: This publication is openly available in an open access journal/series

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Education Commons

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