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ERIC Number: EJ1102172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Technology Engineering in Science Education: Where Instructional Challenges Interface Nonconforming Productivity to Increase Retention, Enhance Transfer, and Maximize Student Learning
Osler, James E.; Hollowell, Gail P.; Nichols, Stacy M.
Journal of Educational Technology, v9 n2 p31-39 Jul-Sep 2012
Technology Engineering is an innovative component of a much larger arena of teaching that effectively uses interactive technology as a method of enhancing learning and the learning environment. Using this method to teach science and math content empowers the teacher and enhances the curriculum as the classroom becomes more efficient and effective. Although the most modern technology--enhanced content is available for classroom deployment, this study suggests that various challenges arise that can delay a fully productive and successful integration of technology in the science classroom. In this study, seven urban school science teachers, incorporated technology-enhanced inquiry-based modules into their lesson plans to determine the overall effectiveness of technology integration in their classrooms. This paper examines how Technology Engineering helps students to understand scientific phenomena, despite hindrances within the instructional environment.
Descriptors: Science Education, Academic Achievement, Productivity, School Holding Power, Engineering Technology, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement, Influence of Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Urban Schools, Science Teachers, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Hands on Science, Computer Uses in Education, Inquiry, Active Learning, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Scientific Concepts, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Biological Sciences, Middle School Students, High School Students, Climate, Pretests Posttests, Scientific Literacy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
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