ERIC Number: ED361174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
National Science Foundation Workshop on the Dissemination and Transfer of Innovation in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education (May 1-3, 1990). Report.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.
A 1990 workshop discussed the dissemination and transfer of innovation in science, mathematics, and engineering education. The workshop was comprised of 20 participants, representing all levels of responsibility in higher education and a broad range of disciplines including chemistry, communication, computer science, earth science, engineering, life science, mathematics, and physics. This report describes the findings of the workshop and the resulting recommendations for action. The report is separated into four sections. The first section, identifies six issues and needs involving innovation. These include the need for: (1) visibility; (2) collaboration; (3) a taxonomy; (4) evaluation; (5) an infrastructure; and (6) educational insight. The second section lists eight goals that should help the higher education community improve engineering, science, and mathematics education. The third section elaborates on three strategies to achieve those goals: (1) enhance the visibility of educational innovation; (2) evaluate educational innovation; and (3) combat the isolation of educational innovators. The fourth section includes recommendations to the to the NSF, university administration and faculty, professional societies and journals, and industry. A reference list contains 15 citations. A list of participants is provided. (MDH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.