ERIC Number: ED486122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Formative Evaluation of the Intel[R] Design and Discovery Curriculum Report. CCT Reports
Culp, Katie McMillan; Keane, Julie Thompson; Meade, Terri; Nudell, Hannah
Education Development Center, Inc.
Between May 2003 and January 2004, Education Development Center's Center for Children and Technology (CCT) undertook a formative evaluation of Design and Discovery, a hands-on, project-based design and engineering curriculum being disseminated as part of the Intel Innovation in Education initiatives. The Design and Discovery curriculum invites 11- to 14-year-olds to explore engineering by engaging in hands on design activities. The curriculum's goals are to build young people's knowledge of engineering, design and science, to support the development of their inquiry skills, and to involve them in sustained problem solving. Design and Discovery was created in part to serve as a preparatory experience for young people interested in participating in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a major competition for pre-college students that Intel sponsors. Recommendations are provided based on the formative evaluation outlined in this report. An appendix provides "Portraits of Use" (Young Engineers Camp; Engineers in science class; and Engineering overnight; Design and engineering at an after-school program).
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Formative Evaluation, Engineering, Educational Technology, Program Evaluation, Technology Integration, Knowledge Level, Problem Solving, Science Fairs, Program Descriptions
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, New York, NY. Center for Children and Technology.