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Teaching STEM in Haitian Kreyol

DeGraff is the Principal Investigator on a $1m grant awarded by the National Science Foundation for research to be conducted at MIT and in Haiti. The five-year project —"Kreyol-based Cyberlearning for a New Perspective on the Teaching of STEM in local Languages" — addresses the issue of how to help those whose mother tongue is a language that does not include scientific and technological terminology to nonetheless learn STEM content and practices well.  While research in linguistics and on how people learn suggests that learning in one’s native language will promote deeper learning than learning in another language, no research has specifically been done around this question when the native language does not include scientific and technological terminology.”

 

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