Discovery Research K-12 (DR-K12) Directorate for Education and Human Resources/NSF

65100 17-584 14-Nov-2017 0.00 USD
Sponsor Website https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=295856
Program URL https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17584/nsf17584.htm
Deadline Dates (ALL) 14-Nov-2017
Synopsis The Discovery Research PreK-12 program (DRK-12) seeks to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science (STEM) by preK-12 students and teachers, through research and development of STEM education innovations and approaches. Projects in the DRK-12 program build on fundamental research in STEM education and prior research and development efforts that provide theoretical and empirical justification for proposed projects. Projects should result in research-informed and field-tested outcomes and products that inform teaching and learning. Teachers and students who participate in DRK-12 studies are expected to enhance their understanding and use of STEM content, practices and skills. The DRK-12 program invites proposals that address immediate challenges that are facing preK-12 STEM education as well as those that anticipate radically different structures and functions of preK-12 teaching and learning. The DRK-12 program has three major research and development strands: Assessment; Learning; and Teaching. The program recognizes the synergy among the three strands and that there is some overlap and interdependence among them. However, proposals should identify a clear focus of the proposed research efforts (i.e., assessment, learning, or teaching) consistent with the proposal’s main objectives and research questions. The program supports five types of projects: Exploratory, Design and Development, Impact, Implementation and Improvement, and Conferences and Syntheses. All five types of projects apply to each of the three DRK-12 program strands. <S2S>
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