Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Early Childhood Education Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Science and Mathematics Education

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Articles 1 - 1 of 1

Full-Text Articles in Early Childhood Education

Connecting Stem Curriculum With Social Emotional Learning In Early Childhood, Aaron Peterson Jan 2018

Connecting Stem Curriculum With Social Emotional Learning In Early Childhood, Aaron Peterson

Undergraduate Research Journal

The purpose of this study was to explore how STEM based curriculum integrated with the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) framework can enhance learning and overall development in early childhood learners. Participants were preschoolers (N=24) between the ages of 3-5 enrolled in the Child Development Center during summer at a Midwestern mid-sized university. This study collected both quantitative (rubric scores) and qualitative data (interviews and observations) and used control and experimental groups. The control group followed the standard curriculum procedures already in place and the experimental group included STEM curriculum without SEL instructions. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. Using ...