The PKAL Perspective: Analysis and Action for 21st-Century STEM Learning and Success
With its extensive network of over seven thousand faculty members and administrators at over one thousand colleges, universities, and organizations, Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) is a leading advocate for building and sustaining strong undergraduate programs in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Intended to challenge the higher education community to think strategically about how best to advance the learning and success of all STEM students, the PKAL Series presents a broad array of perspectives on cutting-edge issues affecting contemporary undergraduate education in the STEM fields.
PKAL Series Articles:
Facilitating Innovation in Science Education through Assessment Reform
By David I. Hanauer and Cynthia Bauerle
The transformation of undergraduate science instruction includes the adoption of not only effective instructional practices but also assessment practices that are aligned with student learning goals.
Achieving a Quantitatively Literate Citizenry: Resources and Community to Support National Change
By Nathan D. Grawe
We now have materials that can support curricular development in all divisions of the academy, assessment tools that match a range of definitions of quantitative literacy, and a robust community to come alongside institutions that are taking action.
The Path to Pedagogical Reform in the Sciences: Engaging Mutual Adaptation and Social Movement Models of Change
By Adrianna Kezar
The mutual adaptation and social movement models can be used to scale up successful educational innovations, which, in turn, can lead to widespread and lasting change in higher education.