Lead author Dr. Jo Handelsman, with Executive Director Sarah Miller and collaborators, published a new article in Science focused on evidence-based practices and approaches to creating inclusive STEM learning environments. Handelsman et al. cite effective and intentional methods to enhance student retention in STEM fields such as active learning, promoting a growth mindset, and incorporating examples of historical inequity and injustices in science education and research. By addressing the structural and systemic barriers to student success in STEM and fixing the classroom rather than “fixing” the students, actions from contributors at every level can transform STEM education to be antiracist, just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive (AJEDI).
Read the article in Science.
Read the press release from the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.