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ERIC Number: EJ1118767
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
Introducing the "Decider" Design Process
Prasa, Anthony R., Jr.; Del Guercio, Ryan
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v76 n3 p31-33 Nov 2016
Engineers are faced with solving important problems every day and must follow a step-by-step design process to arrive at solutions. Students who are taught an effective design process to apply to engineering projects begin to see problems as an engineer would, consider all ideas, and arrive at the best solution. Using an effective design process is an important tool for a successful technology and engineering class where students think and act as real engineers do. The authors set out to adopt an effective design process to utilize within Technology and Engineering courses at West Orange High School in order to increase student achievement. The authors detail application of the DECIDER design process to project scenarios that generate enthusiasm among students. The actual steps were written to be applicable for all individuals at any level whether it is a high school technology and engineering student or an industry-leading engineer.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
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