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ERIC Number: EJ1051752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 33
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1045-1064
Building a Framework for Engineering Design Experiences in High School
Denson, Cameron D.; Lammi, Matthew
Journal of Technology Education, v26 n1 p75-87 Fall 2014
In this article, Denson and Lammi put forth a conceptual framework that will help promote the successful infusion of engineering design experiences into high school settings. When considering a conceptual framework of engineering design in high school settings, it is important to consider the complex issue at hand. For the purposes of this article, the issue at hand centered on identifying necessary components to support the infusion of engineering design experiences in high school settings. The essential components of this framework include: (1) situating engineering design in the curriculum; (2) sequencing the engineering design experience; (3) selecting appropriate engineering design challenges; and (4) assessing the engineering design experience. Attention to these components will support the teaching of subject matter content and the teaching and learning of critical-thinking skills, engineering habits of mind, problem-solving skills, and systems thinking. Without adequate attention to each of these areas, the infusing of engineering design experiences in high school will be without the necessary structure and curricular support. The framework helps supports the teaching of subject matter content while developing engineering habits of mind, problem-solving skills, and critical-thinking skills. Additionally, this framework supports the investigation of engineering design experiences in high school settings.
Journal of Technology Education. Web site: http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JTE
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: ESI-0426421