ERIC Number: EJ922309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Reference Count: 18
Engineer's Notebook--A Design Assessment Tool
Kelley, Todd R.
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v70 n7 p30-35 Apr 2011
As technology education continues to consider a move toward an engineering design focus as proposed by various leaders in technology education, it will be necessary to employ new pedagogical approaches. Hill (2006) provided some new perspectives regarding pedagogical approaches for technology education with an engineering design focus. One pedagogical approach suggested by Hill for technology education teachers is to require students to record their work in an engineer's notebook. This article highlights key elements of an engineer's notebook, how it is used by engineers and inventors, some rules about keeping an engineer's notebook, and an explanation as to why keeping an accurate engineer's notebook is so important to an engineer. Moreover, practical approaches to using an engineer's notebook as an effective assessment strategy are also presented.
Descriptors: Engineering, Technology Education, Teaching Methods, Engineering Education, Science Education, Science Instruction, Intellectual Property, Instruction, Laptop Computers, Reflection, Technological Literacy, Formative Evaluation, Portfolio Assessment
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