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Martin, Taylor; Peacock, Stephanie Baker; Ko, Pat; Rudolph, Jennifer J. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2015
Although the consensus seems to be that high-school-level introductory engineering courses should focus on design, this creates a problem for teacher training. Traditionally, math and science teachers are trained to teach and assess factual knowledge and closed-ended problem-solving techniques specific to a particular discipline, which is unsuited…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Engineering, Engineering Education
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Hammack, Rebekah; Ivey, Toni A.; Utley, Juliana; High, Karen A. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2015
Students' knowledge about a profession influences their future decisions about careers. Research indicates that students tend to hold stereotypical views of engineers, which would hinder engineering as a career choice. The purpose of this study was to measure how participating in a week long engineering summer camp affected middle school students'…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
Blanchard, Sarah; Judy, Justina; Muller, Chandra; Crawford, Richard H.; Petrosino, Anthony J.; Christina K. White,; Lin, Fu-An; Wood, Kristin L. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2015
"Beyond Blackboards" is an inquiry-centered, after-school program designed to enhance middle school students' engagement with engineering through design-based experiences focused on the 21st Century Engineering Challenges. Set within a predominantly lowincome, majority-minority community, our study aims to investigate the impact of…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Learner Engagement, Disproportionate Representation
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Valtorta, Clara G.; Berland, Leema K. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2015
Engineering in K-12 classrooms has been receiving expanding emphasis in the United States. The integration of science, mathematics, and engineering is a benefit and goal of K-12 engineering; however, current empirical research on the efficacy of K-12 science, mathematics, and engineering integration is limited. This study adds to this growing…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering Education, Secondary Education, High School Students
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Martin, Lee – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2015
The Maker Movement is a community of hobbyists, tinkerers, engineers, hackers, and artists who creatively design and build projects for both playful and useful ends. There is growing interest among educators in bringing making into K-12 education to enhance opportunities to engage in the practices of engineering, specifically, and STEM more…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Design, STEM Education, Engineering
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Reimers, Jackson E.; Farmer, Cheryl L.; Klein-Gardner, Stacy S. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2015
The past 30 years have yielded a mature body of research regarding effective professional development for teachers of science and mathematics, leading to a robust selection of professional development programs for these teachers. The current emphasis on connections among science, technology, engineering, and mathematics underscores the need for…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Science Teachers, Professional Development, Standards
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Moore, Tamara J.; Glancy, Aran W.; Tank, Kristina M.; Kersten, Jennifer A.; Smith, Karl A.; Stohlmann, Micah S. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2014
Recent U.S. national documents have laid the foundation for highlighting the connection between science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the K-12 level. However, there is not a clear definition or a well-established tradition of what constitutes a quality engineering education at the K-12 level. The purpose of the current work has been…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews
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Carroll, Maureen P. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2014
This paper describes the journey of a group of university students as they worked with underserved middle school students as mentors in a STEM-based afterschool program. Design thinking provided a frame within which students learned how to be mentors, how to create user-centered learning experiences, and how to share their experiences as…
Descriptors: Mentors, Middle School Students, College Students, Disadvantaged Youth
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Mentzer, Nathan – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2014
Developing solutions to engineering design problems requires access to information. Research has shown that appropriately accessing and using information in the design process improves solution quality. This quasi-experimental study provides two groups of high school students with a design problem in a three hour design experience. One group has…
Descriptors: High School Students, Access to Information, Internet, Engineering
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Watkins, Jessica; Spencer, Kathleen; Hammer, David – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2014
Problem scoping--determining the nature and boundaries of a problem--is an essential aspect of the engineering design process. Some studies from engineering education suggest that beginning students tend to skip problem scoping or oversimplify a problem. However, the ways these studies often characterize students' problem scoping often do not…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Design, Elementary School Students
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Ing, Marsha; Aschbacher, Pamela R.; Tsai, Sherry M. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2014
This longitudinal study analyzes survey responses in seventh, eighth, and ninth grade from diverse public school students (n = 482) to explore gender differences in engineering and science career preferences. Females were far more likely to express interest in a science career (31%) than an engineering career (13%), while the reverse was true for…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Middle School Students, Student Interests, Engineering
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Santoso, Harry B.; Lawanto, Oenardi; Becker, Kurt; Fang, Ning; Reeve, Edward M. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2014
The purpose of this research was to investigate high school students' computer self-efficacy (CSE) and learning behavior in a self-regulated learning (SRL) framework while utilizing an interactive learning module. The researcher hypothesizes that CSE is reflected on cognitive actions and metacognitive strategies while the students are engaged with…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, High School Students, Self Control, Educational Environment
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Wendell, Kristen Bethke – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2014
The incorporation of engineering practices and core ideas into the "Next Generation Science Standards" at the elementary school level provides exciting opportunities but also raises important questions about the preparation of new elementary teachers. Both the teacher education and engineering education communities have a limited…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Engineering, Engineering Education, Elementary School Science
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Dare, Emily A.; Ellis, Joshua A.; Roehrig, Gillian H. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2014
It is difficult to ignore the increased use of technological innovations in today's world, which has led to various calls for the integration of engineering into K-12 science standards. The need to understand how engineering is currently being brought to science classrooms is apparent and necessary in order to address these calls for integration.…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Physics, Engineering, Engineering Education
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Montfort, Devlin B.; Brown, Shane; Whritenour, Victoria – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2013
Researchers have long been interested in how to recruit and retain more and more diverse students into engineering programs. One consistent challenge in this research is understanding the impacts of interventions from the point of view of the student, and how their preconceptions may influence that effectiveness. This study investigated how…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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