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ERIC Number: EJ1014166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Design Practices and Misconceptions: Helping Beginners in Engineering Design
Crismond, David
Science Teacher, v80 n1 p50-54 Jan 2013
This article describes beginner habits and misconceptions related to design practices. Once teachers are aware of these habits and misconceptions, they can more easily recognize them and work to remedy them through instruction. Presented herein are eight practice habits. Each item begins with the practice, describes a related design habit or misconception, and ends with details about the habit and teaching techniques that can help educators address these issues. (Contains 2 figures and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A