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ERIC Number: EJ1048070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
Is "Learning by Doing" Important? A Study of Doing-Based Learning
Moye, Johnny J.; Dugger, William E., Jr.; Starkweather, Kendall N.
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v74 n3 p22-28 Nov 2014
This is the second in a series of articles discussing the "Doing-Based Learning" study. The purpose of this study is to determine the extent to which U.S. public school elementary and secondary education science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students are doing activities in their classrooms. The first article (Moye, Dugger, Starkweather, 2014) described the purpose of the study and identified some of the key points found in the first round of surveys. This report provides the methods used to develop and administer the study as well as the specific results found in the first round. The researchers report they sent emails to approximately 5,000 elementary, middle, and high school science, technology and engineering, and mathematics teachers, state supervisors, and association affiliate representatives for the survey that was open from March 1, 2014 until April 15, 2014. This study provides educational leaders with the data needed to produce data-driven, logical decisions. Technology and engineering programs are resources that are already established in most middle and high schools across the nation. The researchers are currently conducting round two of this study until April 15, 2015. Using the same survey instruments and methods, the researchers will solicit input from as many STEM teachers as possible. The results of the second through fourth rounds of this study will also be published in this journal. [See the first article from the series: "'Learn by Doing' Research: Introduction" at EJ1048066.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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