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ERIC Number: EJ1139466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1045-1064
Engineering's Grand Challenges: Priorities and Integration Recommendations for Technology Education Curriculum Development
Buelin, Jennifer; Clark, Aaron C.; Ernst, Jeremy V.
Journal of Technology Education, v28 n1 p37-52 Fall 2016
In this study, the 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century identified by the National Academy of Engineering were examined by a panel of experts in an effort to identify prospective curricular integration opportunities in the field of technology and engineering education. The study utilized a three-round modified Delphi methodology to forecast and build consensus pertaining to the beneficial role of the Grand Challenges in education and the level in which they should enter the K-12 scope and sequence. The findings of this study indicate that experts have dissimilar opinions about the role that the Grand Challenges should play in K-12 technology and engineering curricula. Most notably, there was strong agreement among participants concerning the integration of study and application associated with making solar energy economical for the masses. Educational implications of such incorporation are identified and explored.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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