Title of Submission
Integration of STEM-Based Curriculum on the Social Development of Preschoolers with and without Disabilities
Curriculum and Instruction, EdD
Major Advisor Name
Type of Submission
Both Judging Sessions
Curricula based in STEM emphasize collaboration in critical thinking, hypothesizing, creating and improving what you create. The rationale behind such curriculum is that there is a problem to be solved and that students must work together in brainstorming solutions, collaborate in creating a product, testing the product out, and improve upon it. Students with disabilities are known to require supports in developing their social-emotional understanding of peers’ wants and needs. Considering the collaborative nature of such curriculum, this study explores the effects of the implementation of an engineering curriculum on preschool students’ cooperative play and collaborative problem-solving in the classroom.
Idaho STEM Action Center