Johannes Strobel Lecture
12 November 2019
Leading the Rebellious with Empathy: a new paradigm for (STEM) education
A public lecture by Dr Johannes Strobel, Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri and 2019 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.
STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics) education has seen a huge renaissance in the USA with several new initiatives:
- integrated models of instruction;
- new science school standards incorporating engineering and
- a focus on design and system thinking.
Dr Johannes Strobel is Full Professor, Information Science & Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri, USA where he leads a maker space initiative and conducts research in STEM education. His research focuses on engineering as an innovation in education; learning through hands-on activities; defiance, empathy, care and worldviews in engineering. Dr. Strobel was PI, Co-PI and key personnel of research and development grants totalling over $30MM in the US and Canada. He has published more than 160 papers in journals, proceedings and book chapters (many published with graduate and undergraduate students) and co-edited four books. Dr. Strobel served as an Invited Member on the National Academy of Engineering Committee for Implementing Engineering in K-12 (schooling). Dr. Strobel was co-lead designer of Hands-on Standards STEM in Action™—an internationally available set of learning modules for preK-5th grades published by ETA hand2mind®. Dr. Strobel received the 2018 Science Educator of the Year Award from the Academy of Science - St. Louis and the 2018 STEM Excellence Award from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).