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The Importance Of Context: An Exploration Of Factors Influencing The Adoption Of Student-Centered Teaching Among Chemistry, Biology, And Physics Faculty, Travis J. Lund, Marilyne Stains Jan 2015

The Importance Of Context: An Exploration Of Factors Influencing The Adoption Of Student-Centered Teaching Among Chemistry, Biology, And Physics Faculty, Travis J. Lund, Marilyne Stains

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Background: Research at the secondary and postsecondary levels has clearly demonstrated the critical role that individual and contextual characteristics play in instructors’ decision to adopt educational innovations. Although recent research has shed light on factors influencing the teaching practices of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty, it is still not well understood how unique departmental environments impact faculty adoption of evidence-based instructional practices (EBIPs) within the context of a single institution. In this study, we sought to characterize the communication channels utilized by STEM faculty, as well as the contextual and individual factors that influence the teaching practices of ...