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Figliano, Fred J.; Wells, John G. – Journal of Technology Education, 2019
This study outlines the development of the Design Log Instrument (DLI), which is intended for use in identifying moments of abstraction as evidence of STEM content knowledge transfer. The DLI prompts participants to be reflective during technological/engineering design challenges. During the development of this instrument, a three-phase,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Transfer of Training, Engineering Education, Design
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Rose, Mary Annette; Geesa, Rachel Louise; Stith, Krista – Journal of Technology Education, 2019
With the push by government and business leaders for greater emphasis on STEM education at all grade levels, STEM leaders (i.e., educational leadership and teacher leaders) are challenged to pioneer integrative praxes that prepare students for success in a scientifically and technologically driven society. Additionally, these STEM leaders must…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Leadership Responsibility, Barriers, Transformative Learning
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Volk, Kenneth – Journal of Technology Education, 2019
For nearly 40 years, there has been a serious decline in the number of new technology and engineering education teachers and teacher preparation programs in the United States (Akmal, Oaks, & Barker, 2002; Daugherty & Boser, 1993; Edmunds, 1980; Greene, 2016; Moye, 2009; Volk, 1993). Currently, only 15% of the technology and engineering…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Bowen, Bradley; Williams, Thomas; Napoleon, Larry, Jr.; Marx, Adam – Journal of Technology Education, 2019
There is a national conversation about a secondary teacher shortage and the lack of qualified teachers in the classroom. Over recent years, there has been a rise in the number of alternatively certified teachers to fill these positions. This is particularly true in the field of career and technical education. However, there is a debate on whether…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Secondary School Teachers
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Dixon, Raymond A.; Bucknor, Jason – Journal of Technology Education, 2019
This study explored the use of heuristics in the design space by novice and expert engineers in the initial ideation of a design solution. Verbal protocol analyses were conducted with four engineering students and four professional engineers as they generated ideas to solve a design problem. Overall, both experts and novices used various types of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Specialists, Novices, Engineering
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Hughes, Andrew J. – Journal of Technology Education, 2019
The article provides an overview of the quantitative analysis of teachers' metacognitive awareness. The purpose of the overview is to express the need for encompassing measures of metacognition for improving metacognitive awareness in the field of technology and engineering education. The data presented come from using the Metacognitive Awareness…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Measurement Techniques, Technology Education, Engineering Education
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Subasinghe, Chamila T. – Journal of Technology Education, 2019
Entry-level technology studies in architecture often baffle first-year university students, and academic staff in turn tend to resist teaching foundational studies in the technology of design (ToD). ToD has often been considered "high risk," as evidenced by a high proportion of dropouts and retakes, and has been deemed the least…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Design, Instructional Design, Educational Technology
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Bartholomew, Scott R.; Moon, Cameron; Ruesch, Emily Yoshikawa; Strimel, Greg J. – Journal of Technology Education, 2019
Research on children's experiences with designing has emphasized cognitive processes, self-efficacy, and outcomes related to designing. However, efforts have been limited towards identifying approaches children use while designing and making decisions related to design. This study, which incorporated a qualitative analysis of children's design…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Problem Solving, Decision Making
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Lawanto, Oenardi; Minichiello, Angela; Uziak, Jacek; Febrian, Andreas – Journal of Technology Education, 2019
Within the self-regulated learning literature, motivation is considered to be an essential feature of students' self-regulatory processes. Additionally, task affect (i.e., personal objectives and task value) is thought to influence students' self-regulatory processes; insufficient task affect may lead to failures to self-regulate effectively. In a…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Problem Solving, Introductory Courses, Thermodynamics
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Flowers, Jim; Rauch, Cale; Wierzbicki, Alexander – Journal of Technology Education, 2018
With the hope of positively impacting environmental attitudes, student interest in prototyping and product design were leveraged to create and deliver a course called Green Prototyping and Upcycling to undergraduates and graduate students. Pretest and posttest surveys with the Environmental Attitudes Inventory (Milfont & Duckitt, 2010) showed…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), College Students, Attitude Change, Student Attitudes
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Chesley, Amelia; Coots, Michael W.; Jackson, Andrew; Knapp, Sarah; Mentzer, Nathan; Laux, Dawn – Journal of Technology Education, 2018
Much recent STEM research indicates that course integration improves the student learning experience and fosters stronger connections among concepts and skills; this study attempts to evaluate whether or not students learn the design process more fully in the integrated version of a required first-year course, Design Thinking in Technology.…
Descriptors: Design, Interdisciplinary Approach, Writing (Composition), Freshman Composition
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Daugherty, Jenny; Dixon, Raymond; Merrill, Chris – Journal of Technology Education, 2018
Within the technology education classroom, engineering design has been targeted as key to improving learning, enhancing interest in STEM careers, and positively impacting students. The purpose of this research review was to determine whether the research evidence bears these claims. Four scholarly journals that focus on technology and engineering…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Access to Information, Design, Outcomes of Education
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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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