Principal Investigator: Deborah Lowe Vandell
For this project researchers are collecting observation data from a subsample of sites that are participants in the Power of Discovery: STEM2 Initiative. Research activities involve a collaboration of two research teams: the Program in Education, Afterschool and Resiliency (PEAR) at Harvard University, and the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine.
The study has two broad sets of aims:
The Dimensions of Success (DoS) observation tool, developed and tested by PEAR will be used to assess the quality of STEM activities at all sites in the observation study sample. DoS focuses on 12 dimensions of STEM activities under four main domains: