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Kalaian, Sema A.; Kasim, Rafa M.; Nims, Julia K. – Journal of Technology Education, 2018
This study reports the results of a meta-analysis synthesizing the available literature on the effectiveness of various forms of small-group learning methods on the academic achievement of college students in undergraduate engineering and technology classrooms. The meta-analytic results showed that cooperative learning, collaborative learning,…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Technology Education, Small Group Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Lomask, Michal; Crismond, David; Hacker, Michael – Journal of Technology Education, 2018
This paper reports on the use of teaching portfolios to assist in curriculum revision and the exploration of instructional practices used by middle school technology and engineering education teachers. Two new middle school technology and engineering education units were developed through the Engineering for All (EfA) project. One EfA unit focused…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Technology Education, Curriculum Development, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Katsioloudis, Petros J.; Stefaniak, Jill E. – Journal of Technology Education, 2018
Results from a number of studies indicate that the use of drafting models can positively influence the spatial visualization ability for engineering technology students. However, additional variables such as light, temperature, motion and color can play an important role but research provides inconsistent results. Considering this, a set of 5…
Descriptors: Drafting, Models, Spatial Ability, Visualization
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Katsioloudis, Petros J.; Jones, Mildred V. – Journal of Technology Education, 2018
A number of studies indicate that the use of holographic displays can influence spatial visualization ability; however, research provides inconsistent results. Considering this, a quasi-experimental study was conducted to identify the existence of statistically significant effects on sectional view drawing ability due to the impacts of holographic…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Printing, Layout (Publications), Computer Graphics
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Öqvist, Anna; Högström, Per – Journal of Technology Education, 2018
In the Swedish preschool curriculum, technology education is emphasized as one of the most significant pedagogical areas. Particularly, the teacher's role is emphasized: It is the preschool teacher's responsibility to stimulate and challenge children's interest in science and technology. Unfortunately, prior research indicates that preschool…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Technological Literacy
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Gorski, David E. – Journal of Technology Education, 2018
Technology and engineering education is filled with so many varied topics that it is almost impossible to break them into grade-level courses. As a result, courses are often mixed with all grade levels and all types of learners. On rare occasions, one course section pops into the schedule that is all one level. When this occurs, it may become…
Descriptors: Graphic Arts, Design, Teaching Methods, Action Research
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Havice, William; Havice, Pamela; Waugaman, Chelsea; Walker, Kristin – Journal of Technology Education, 2018
The integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, also referred to as integrative STEM education, is a relatively new interdisciplinary teaching technique that incorporates an engineering design-based learning approach with mathematics, science, technology, and engineering education (Sanders, 2010, 2012, 2013;…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Faculty Development, Professional Development, Administrators
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Rose, Mary Annette; Carter, Vinson; Brown, Josh; Shumway, Steven – Journal of Technology Education, 2017
For over a century, teacher preparation programs (TPPs) have experienced peaks and valleys in preparing preservice teachers to deliver technology and engineering (TE) experiences in elementary classrooms. Calls to integrate engineering concepts into elementary education (Katehi, Pearson, & Feder, 2009; Kimmel, Carpinelli, Curr-Alexander, &…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Love, Tyler S.; Wells, John G.; Parkes, Kelly A. – Journal of Technology Education, 2017
A modified Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP) (Piburn & Sawada, 2000) instrument was used to separately examine eight technology and engineering (T&E) educators' teaching of science, and T&E content and practices, as called for by the "Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology"…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Science Instruction, Engineering Education, Scientific Concepts
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Ames, Tyler; Reeve, Edward; Stewardson, Gary; Lott, Kimberly – Journal of Technology Education, 2017
As education seeks to mold itself to fit the demands of the 21st century, STEM education will continue to be an important consideration. The integrated and crosscutting nature of STEM is incorporated into the "Next Generation Science Standards" in which engineering design is raised to the same level as scientific inquiry and is expected…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teacher Attitudes, Preferences, Least Squares Statistics
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Van der Sandt, Suriza; O'Brien, Steve – Journal of Technology Education, 2017
Integrative-STEM methodologies entail integrating multiple disciplines with active design-centric teaching and learning methods. If math anxiety is prevalent, for teachers or students, then both the level of integration and design thinking may be limited. This quantitative study of 160 preservice teachers investigated how math anxiety was impacted…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Course Content, Mathematics Anxiety, Preservice Teachers
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Bartholomew, Scott R.; Reeve, Ed; Veon, Raymond; Goodridge, Wade; Lee, Victor; Nadelson, Louis – Journal of Technology Education, 2017
Today's students are growing up in a world of constant connectivity, instant information, and ever-changing technological advancements. The increasingly ubiquitous nature of mobile devices among K-12 students has led many to argue for and against the inclusion of these devices in K-12 classrooms. Arguments in favor cite instant access to…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Handheld Devices, Independent Study, Academic Achievement
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Kelley, Todd; Sung, Euisuk – Journal of Technology Education, 2017
The introduction of engineering practices within the "Next Generation Science Standards" provides technology educators with opportunities to help STEM educators infuse engineering design within a core curriculum. The introduction of teaching engineering design in early elementary grades also provides opportunities to conduct research…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Transfer of Training, Engineering Education, Design
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Mentzer, Nathan; Laux, Dawn; Zissimopoulos, Angelika; Richards, K. Andrew R. – Journal of Technology Education, 2017
Peer evaluation of team member effectiveness is often used to complement cooperative learning in the classroom by holding students accountable for their team contributions. Drawing on the tenants of self-determination theory, this study investigated the impact of formative peer evaluation in university level team-based design projects. The…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Intervention, Teamwork
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Hacker, Michael; Barak, Moshe – Journal of Technology Education, 2017
Engineering and technology education (ETE) are receiving increased attention as components of STEM education. Curriculum development should be informed by perceptions of academic engineering educators (AEEs) and classroom technology teachers (CTTs) as both groups educate students to succeed in the technological world. The purpose of this study was…
Descriptors: High School Students, Comparative Analysis, Delphi Technique, Teacher Attitudes
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