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Facilitating Collaboration Across Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Fields in Program Development is Critical to Providing a Strong Educational Foundation to all Learners in STEM Education.

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Collaboration plays a major role in inter disciplinary activities among Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines or fields. It also affects the relationships among cluster members on the management team. Although collaboration does not guarantee success among STEM disciplines, its absent usually assures problems. More specifically, collaboration has the obvious roles of identifying talents coming together for a common purpose of combining knowledge and sharing responsibility, creativity and experience of others. Facilitating collaboration across Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields in program development is critical to providing a strong educational foundation to all learners in STEM education. This synergistic effort among educators and other professionals across the STEM fields will enable effective knowledge sharing in program development. This paper addresses leadership and knowledge sharing among collaborators in STEM program development through facilitating collaboration across STEM fields.

 

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Umar Ibrahim

                                            Haruna, Umar Ibrahim

  Department of Mathematics, Federal College of Education, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria.             Haruna.ibrahim6@gmail.com, haruna.ibrahim@yahoo.com


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