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ERIC Number: EJ1164941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2153-2974
Preservice and Early Career Teachers' Preconceptions and Misconceptions about Making in Education
Cohen, Jonathan D.; Jones, W. Monty; Smith, Shaunna
Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, v34 n1 p31-42 2018
This qualitative study examined preservice and early career teachers' preconceptions and misconceptions about making in education. Eighty-two preservice and early career teachers participated in brief, one-time maker workshops, then wrote reflections on their experiences. Using constant comparative analysis, researchers uncovered two common misconceptions held by the participants. The first was that making in education consisted of hands-on activities designed to achieve specific content learning objectives. The second was that making was largely dependent on the use of advanced manufacturing tools, such as three-dimensional (3D) printers. Such misconceptions could negatively impact the potential of making in education. Recommendations for resolving these misconceptions are presented, along with recommendations for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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