ERIC Number: EJ996401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Innovative and Creative K-12 Engineering Strategies: Implications of Pre-Service Teacher Survey
Mativo, John M.; Park, Jae H.
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v13 n5 p26-29 Oct-Dec 2012
This study sought to find student perceptions of how the engineering design process is learned and applied by pre-service teachers at the University of Georgia. The course description read "demonstration and hands-on learning, including problem solving, designing, construction and testing of prototypes, and activities that increase aesthetic, psychomotor, and cognitive development", according to the UGA bulletin. A total of 12 students participated in this qualitative study. The four questions asked were about course expectation, outstanding experiences, definition of engineering process, and relevance of the course to future career plans. Six themes were drawn from student responses.
Descriptors: Engineering, Cognitive Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Course Descriptions, Teacher Surveys, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Higher Education, Engineering Education, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education, STEM Education
Institute for STEM Education and Research. P.O. Box 4001, Auburn, AL 36831. Tel: 334-844-3360; Web site: http://www.jstem.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Georgia; Utah