TY - JOUR
A1 - Just, Janina
A1 - Siller, Hans-Stefan
T1 - The role of mathematics in STEM secondary classrooms: a systematic literature review
T2 - Education Sciences
N2 - Nowadays, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) play a critical role in a nationâ€™s global competitiveness and prosperity. Thus, there is a need to educate students in these subjects to meet the current and future demands of personal life and society. While applications, especially in science, engineering, and technology, are directly obvious, mathematics underpins the other STEM disciplines. It is recognized that mathematics is the foundation for all other STEM disciplines; the role of mathematics in classrooms is not clear yet. Therefore, the question arises: What is the current role of mathematics in secondary STEM classrooms? To answer this question, we conducted a systematic literature review based on three publication databases (Web of Science, ERIC, and EBSCO Teacher Referral Center). This literature review paper is intended to contribute to the current state of the role of mathematics in STEM education in secondary classrooms. Through the search, starting with 1910 documents, only 14 eligible documents were found. In these, mathematics is often seen as a minor matter and a means to an end in the eyes of science educators. From this, we conclude that the role of mathematics in the STEM classroom should be further strengthened. Overall, the paper highlights a major research gap, and proposes possible initial solutions to close it.
KW - STEM education
KW - role of mathematics in STEM
KW - literature review
KW - STEM integration
KW - STEM classroom
KW - secondary education
Y1 - 2022
UR - https://opus.bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de/frontdoor/index/index/docId/28807
UR - https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:bvb:20-opus-288075
SN - 2227-7102
VL - 12
IS - 9
ER -