We provide a brief review of STEM's history, particularly as it relates to the philosophical mode of inquiry used in the book. The introductions here include discussions of STEM as a whole as well as some examples from among STEM subfields, such as mathematics and science education. Notably absent in this review is the use of philosophical methods, thus justifying our present inquiry. In the final section, we motivate our philosophical inquiry with a review of the little scholarship attending to it, mostly the philosophies of mathematics and science that are just beginning to be applied to education research.
Chesky, N. Z., & Wolfmeyer, M. R. (2015). Philosophy of STEM Education. Philosophy of STEM Education. Palgrave Macmillan US. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137535467