STEM education has become increasingly popular, including for pre-service teachers (PSTs). Preparing PSTs in STEM-based practices is essential to generate STEM-ready teachers. This study reviews STEM education literature for PSTs and provides recommendations for future research and practices. We investigate the Indonesian context–the fourth largest populated country in the world and the largest economy in Southeast Asia. The bibliometric analysis of 31 research papers revealed that STEM education for Indonesian PSTs was first reported in 2017, rapidly increasing to involve 110 researchers. 15 disciplinary backgrounds from 31 higher education institutions across Indonesia have participated in STEM education research, indicating a collaboration, and inclusive implementation of STEM education. However, the integrative review revealed diverse perceptions of STEM implementation. We recommend a framework (STEM-DiMRECS) as guidance to conduct integrated STEM learning: Discipline Integration, Multiple representations, Realistic and relevant problems, employing the Engineering design process, Collaboration, and Student-centered learning.
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