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ERIC Number: EJ1156363
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
Inquiry by Engineering Design: Applying the Sixth "E"
Brand, Brenda; Kasarda, Mary; Williams, Christopher Bryant
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v77 n2 p22-26 Oct 2017
As the emphasis on STEM education increases, the "E" (engineering) in the acronym is gaining more attention in K-12 education. K-12 educators are urged to develop new and creative strategies for engaging youth in science and engineering activities that encourage them to be inventors and not just consumers. The Inquiry By Engineering Design (IBED) approach mirrors the real world in that the practices of investigating phenomena are translated into a practical use of knowledge through real-world applications. The IBED model was developed as a guide to support teachers in effectively integrating engineering applications into their instruction. It extends the inquiry-based approach by introducing an open-ended problem that builds upon the knowledge discovered through investigative activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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