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ERIC Number: EJ1076122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1941-1766
Model Wind Turbine Design in a Project-Based Middle School Engineering Curriculum Built on State Frameworks
Cogger, Steven D.; Miley, Daniel H.
Advances in Engineering Education, v3 n2 Sum 2012
This paper proposes that project-based active learning is a key part of engineering education at the middle school level. One project from a comprehensive middle school engineering curriculum developed by the authors is described to show how active learning and state frameworks can coexist. The theoretical basis for learning and assessment in a project-based curriculum is presented as a more favorable approach to teaching engineering in middle school. We address the unique issues of middle school students and how they engage the engineering process. We conclude that project-based active learning is integral in a successful engineering education program for middle school students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
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