Creating a grounded model of performance quality of Scientist-Teacher-Student Partnership (STSP) for STEM education

Mohd Saat, Rohaida and Piaw, Chua Yan and Mohd Fadzil, Hidayah (2023) Creating a grounded model of performance quality of Scientist-Teacher-Student Partnership (STSP) for STEM education. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 21 (1). pp. 325-345. ISSN 1571-0068, DOI

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Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is regarded by many countries as fundamental to economic growth and as a result received continued attention. Scientist-teacher-student partnership (STSP) is one of the ways to make STEM education attractive and meaningful. However, research on the performance quality of STSP is scarce. Thus, this grounded model research aims to construct a model of performance quality STSP for STEM education. The research employed a sequential exploratory mixed method design which was carried out in two phases. In the first phase, data were collected through semi-structured interviews with 125 students, nine teachers, and ten scientists. Using the constant comparative data analysis technique, the grounded model of STSP emerged from the data which consisted of four main themes: collaboration factors, internal factors, institutional factors, and external factors. In the second phase, a quantitative survey was conducted with 267 science teachers to validate the grounded model of STSP. The data were analyzed using the structural equation modeling method with SmartPLS. The findings of the second phase study confirmed that the grounded model of STSP developed from the first phase can be applied to the wider sample of STEM teachers to enhance the performance quality of STSP in STEM education.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Education Malaysia FP003-2019A
Uncontrolled Keywords: Grounded model; Performance quality; Scientist-teacher-student partnership (STSP); STEM education; Science education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2023 06:20
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2023 05:02

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