A pedagogy for success: two stories from STEM

Salehjee, S. and Watts, M. (2023) A pedagogy for success: two stories from STEM. International Journal of Science Education, (doi: 10.1080/21548455.2023.2251188) (Early Online Publication)

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This paper aims to debate the need to change our discussions from the pedagogy of success to pedagogy for success. In justifying the prepositional shift, we discussed our understanding of success and pedagogy using some relevant literature, followed by the five key features which formulate our pedagogy for success. These features are the web of relations with people, learning objectives established subjectively (or not), the flow from knowledge patterns and streams, the experiential texture and the self and/or situationally ascribed evaluative tone. Each of the five features exhibits no set recipe of particular proportions that a teacher, student or professional can use to become successful in STEM or a toolkit that has certain STEM-based specific skills, abilities and knowledge leading to a successful STEM life. Instead, the pedagogy for success challenges the set criteria of success, by highlighting the ideology of personalised non-hierarchal successes from a variety of sources and spaces. Practically, using the five-featured theoretical framework, we have showcased the STEM stories of Amna and Samreen from our 2021 qualitative, entre-deux, autobioracy-styled data collection. Finally, discussing pedagogy for success using five crosscutting themes that exhibit a non-linear and long-lasting acquisition of a successful STEM life.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Salehjee, Dr Saima
Authors: Salehjee, S., and Watts, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social & Environmental Sustainability
Journal Name:International Journal of Science Education
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):1464-5289
Published Online:03 September 2023
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2023 The Authors
First Published:First published in International Journal of Science Education 2023
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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