Community engagement in STEM education

Wing Mui Winnie SO, Chorng-jee GUO

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapters


(a) Aim: to provide some background information of the STEM education initiatives in the school curriculum and the STEM learning opportunities outside school.
(b) Main concepts covered: a discussion of the STEM learning ecosystem with the different individual, family, school and society factors influencing students' STEM learning and STEM aspirations. The various studies on STEM aspirations provide insights into the importance of learning from the community.
(c) Main conclusions covered: Some successful cases of community engagement in STEM education will be outlined.
(d) Conclusion/outlook: Some conceptual frameworks are suggested to engage the community more effectively in STEM education. Copyright © 2023 Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational encyclopedia of education
EditorsRobert J. TIERNEY, Fazal RIZVI, Kadriye ERKICAN
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherElsevier Science
Edition4th ed.
ISBN (Print)9780128186299, 9780128186305
Publication statusPublished - 2023


So, W.-M. W., & Guo, C.-J. (2023). Community engagement in STEM education. In R. J. Tierney, F. Rizvi, & K. Erkican (Eds.), International encyclopedia of education (4th ed., pp. 234-243). Oxford: Elsevier Science.


  • Community engagement
  • STEM education
  • Learning ecosystem
  • STEM aspirations


Dive into the research topics of 'Community engagement in STEM education'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.