ERIC Number: EJ1157117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Analysing the Integration of Engineering in Science Lessons with the Engineering-Infused Lesson Rubric
Peterman, Karen; Daugherty, Jenny L.; Custer, Rodney L.; Ross, Julia M.
International Journal of Science Education, v39 n14 p1913-1931 2017
Science teachers are being called on to incorporate engineering practices into their classrooms. This study explores whether the Engineering-Infused Lesson Rubric, a new rubric designed to target best practices in engineering education, could be used to evaluate the extent to which engineering is infused into online science lessons. Eighty lessons were selected at random from three online repositories, and coded with the rubric. Overall results documented the strengths of existing lessons, as well as many components that teachers might strengthen. In addition, a subset of characteristics was found to distinguish lessons with the highest level of engineering infusion. Findings are discussed in relation to the potential of the rubric to help teachers use research evidence-informed practice generally, and in relation to the new content demands of the U.S. "Next Generation Science Standards," in particular.
Descriptors: Engineering, Science Instruction, Biology, Physics, Engineering Education, Science Teachers, STEM Education, Scoring Rubrics, Lesson Plans, Online Courses, Instructional Materials, Secondary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Secondary Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1158615