Executive Summary: A Systematic Review of STEM Learning and Social-Emotional Development in Out of School Time

April 30th, 2024 | RESEARCH

This systematic review was designed to strengthen the evidence base supporting the integration of STEM and social-emotional development (SED) in the out-of-school time (OST) field. Integrating STEM and SED has many practical purposes, including increasing youth interest, motivation, identity, and attitudes towards STEM education and careers, particularly for youth who have historically been underrepresented in STEM. This study builds on recent projects and resource that promote the intentional, explicit, and evidence-based integration of STEM and SED in ways that support program improvement and better youth outcomes (Allen & Noam, 2023; NRC, 2015; The Aspen Institute, 2018).



Team Members

Gil Noam, Ed.D., Ph.D. (Habil), Principal Investigator, McLean Hospital
Patricia J. Allen, Ph.D., Co-Principal Investigator, McLean Hospital
Stephanie Friree-Ford, MLIS, Author, McLean Hospital
Sara Hoots, Ed.M., Author, McLean Hospital
Sabie Marcellus, MPH, Author, McLean Hospital
Virginia Andrews, MPH, Author, McLean Hospital
Victoria Oliveira, M.S., Author, McLean Hospital


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 2115868

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A Systematic Review of STEM Learning and Social-Emotional Development in Out of School Time


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Learning Researchers | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Research | Research Brief | Research Products
Environment Type: Afterschool Programs | Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Public Programs | Summer and Extended Camps