STEM pre-service teacher education: A review of research trends in the past ten years
Yingqian Zhang 1 * , Jiabin Zhu 1
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1 Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, CHINA* Corresponding Author


The urgent need for high-quality STEM teachers put forward a high demand for STEM pre-service teacher education, which generates a variety of research. This study aims to systematically review relevant articles using the CiteSpace software to visualize the research trends and research hotspots of STEM pre-service teacher education. 166 articles were selected from the Web of Science core collection database from 2012 to 2021. The results show that the research hotspots mainly include single-discipline pre-service teacher training, the design of STEM pre-service teacher training programs, and the application of modern high technology in education. While the research trends are reflected in the interdisciplinary and integrated training of STEM pre-service teachers, the construction of an evaluation system of STEM pre-service teacher education, and the integration and degree of application of high technology. The results provide an objective research basis for subsequent studies.


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Article Type: Review Article

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, Volume 19, Issue 7, July 2023, Article No: em2292

Publication date: 01 Jul 2023

Online publication date: 21 May 2023

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