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Gale, Jessica – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2022
Extant research and engineering education frameworks call for students to engage in personally meaningful engineering projects; however, there are few case studies documenting the work of young engineers working to design solutions to real-world problems that matter to them. This qualitative case study describes the work of a purposively selected…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, High School Students
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Skinner, Ron K.; Harlow, Danielle B. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2022
The practice of persisting and learning from design failures is essential to engineering design and offers unique ways of knowing and learning for K-12 students. To understand how students engage in the practice of persisting and learning from design failures, we must first understand how, if at all, they recognize that a design failure has…
Descriptors: Recognition (Psychology), Design, Failure, Grade 4
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Goldstein, Molly H.; Adams, Robin S.; Purzer, Senay – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
Trade-off decisions, which necessitate striking a balance between two or more desirable but competing features, are a crucial part of design practice. However, they are known to be difficult for student designers to make. While designers, educators, and researchers have numerous methods to assess the quality of design artifacts, these methods are…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Design, Engineering, Energy Conservation
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Lottero-Perdue, Pamela S.; Settlage, John – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
The broad case being made in this paper is that recognizing student assets--rather than focusing on deficits--is essential for making engineering education more equitable. The paper begins with our exploration of an epistemic practice of engineering, ''making tradeoffs,'' as enacted by kindergartners after experiencing design failure and during…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Empathy, Equal Education, Epistemology
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Silvestri, Katarina N.; Jordan, Michelle E.; Paugh, Patricia; McVee, Mary B.; Schallert, Diane L. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
Given the increased attention on pre-college engineering education and its disciplinary nature pertaining to language, discourses, and communicative practices, this "state-of-the-art literature review" focused on findings of research articles informed by qualitative and quantitative data to foreground communicative literacies within…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Disproportionate Representation, Grounded Theory, Design
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Gravel, Brian E.; Tucker-Raymond, Eli; Wagh, Aditi; Klimczak, Susan; Wilson, Naeem – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
Learning spaces, the practices in which people engage, and the representations they use are ideological. Ideologies are coherent constellations of values, beliefs, and practices that impose order on how disciplines like engineering operate. Historically, engineering spaces have been dominated by a relatively technocratic, rationalistic, and…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Ideology, Equal Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Jordan, Michelle E.; Zuiker, Steve; Wakefield, Wendy; DeLaRosa, Mia – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
This study describes an illustrative case study from a year-round program that positions middle and high school youth to explore the social value of energy systems in their homes, schools, and neighborhoods. Designed to center existing youth assets, interests and values, Community Energy Engineering (CEE) frames engineering as a tool that students…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Engineering, Energy
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Calabrese Barton, Angela M.; Schenkel, Kathleen; Tan, Edna – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
Inequities in opportunities to learn and become in engineering, especially for minoritized youth, are enduring and systemic. How students experience engineering education, through curriculum, pedagogy, and teacher/student interactions, all shape opportunities for identity development. In this paper we draw upon cultural studies and critical…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Engineering, Sustainable Development, Social Justice
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Carlone, Heidi B.; Mercier, Alison K.; Metzger, Salem R. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
Primary school practices are often bound by traditions that perpetuate compliance and skills-based, decontextualized, rote memorization activities. These histories of practice, prevalent in schools serving mostly Black and Brown children, make it inordinately difficult for students to author themselves as knowledge builders (i.e., with epistemic…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Engineering Education, Epistemology, Design
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Smith, Shaunna; Talley, Kimberly; Ortiz, Araceli; Sriraman, Vedaraman – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
This paper reports on findings from a group of ten teachers who were enrolled in a semester-long, graduate-level educational technology course that used design-based learning to explore the integration of making and the engineering design process into a variety of K-12 educational contexts. Using convergent mixed methods, this study examines how…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Engineering
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McLean, Mandy; Nation, Jasmine M.; Spina, Alexis; Susko, Tyler; Harlow, Danielle; Bianchini, Julie – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2020
Research suggests that, to narrow the gender gap in engineering, we should focus on helping young girls identify with engineering both because gendered attitudes emerge around kindergarten and because identity is more predictive than performance on persistence in the field. This qualitative study sought to understand the impact of collaborative…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Females, Disproportionate Representation, Engineering Education
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Ehsan, Hoda; Cardella, Monica E. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2020
In the last two decades, pre-college engineering education has increased, with research on pre-college engineering education emerging as a nascent field. However, limited research, if any, has considered aspects of engineering thinking of children with neurodiversity. In line with calls for broadening participation in engineering education,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Engineering Education, Students with Disabilities
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Dyehouse, Melissa; Santone, Adam L.; Kisa, Zahid; Carr, Ronald L.; Razzouk, Rabieh – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2019
This paper describes the design principles and implementation of a novel approach for a K--12 teacher professional development (PD) program. The approach integrates training focused on development of model eliciting activities (MEAs) within authentic engineering design tasks, collaborative 3D model design and fabrication, and inspirational site…
Descriptors: Authentic Learning, Engineering Education, Faculty Development, Design
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Hansen, Alexandria K.; McBeath, Jasmine K.; Harlow, Danielle B. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2019
This study used cultural historical activity theory to make meaning of a digital fabrication project situated in the complexity of a classroom. Using an ethnographic perspective, we observed 14 students (aged 13-14) in a middle school's creative design and engineering class inspired by the Maker Movement. Working with the classroom teacher, a…
Descriptors: Student Role, Student Attitudes, Attitude Change, Middle School Students
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Porter, Teresa; West, Meg E.; Kajfez, Rachel L.; Malone, Kathy L.; Irving, Karen E. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2019
Increased attention on the implementation of engineering education into elementary school classrooms aims to start preparing students early for potential engineering careers. In order to efficiently and effectively add engineering concepts to the curriculum, appropriate development and facilitation of engineering design challenges are required.…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Engineering Education, Teacher Attitudes
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