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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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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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Denson, Cameron D.; Buelin, Jennifer K.; Lammi, Matthew D.; D'Amico, Susan – Journal of Technology Education, 2015
A perceived inability to assess creative attributes of students' work has often precluded creativity instruction in the classroom. The Consensual Assessment Technique (CAT) has shown promise in a variety of domains for its potential as a valid and reliable means of creativity assessment. Relying upon an operational definition of creativity and a…
Descriptors: Creativity, Engineering Education, Engineering, Creative Thinking
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Devlin, Timothy J.; Feldhaus, Charles R.; Bentrem, Kristin M. – Journal of Technology Education, 2013
During the last ten years, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) has ensured that educators at every level focus on accountability, use scientifically-based research, be data driven, and use standardized tests in an effort to improve student learning. Love it or hate it, NCLB has been the catalyst for huge changes in the world of education…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Technology Uses in Education, Middle School Students, Outcomes of Education
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Weber, Katherine – Journal of Technology Education, 2012
Today, more women than in the past obtain degrees in science and engineering. However, women still remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This study identifies whether the Engagement, Capacity, and Continuity (ECC) Trilogy could be utilized by teachers in technology and engineering program setting to…
Descriptors: Females, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes, Gender Differences
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Burghardt, M. David; Hecht, Deborah; Russo, Maria; Lauckhardt, James; Hacker, Michael – Journal of Technology Education, 2010
The present study examined the impact of introducing a mathematics infused engineering/technology education (ETE) curriculum on students' mathematics content knowledge and attitudes toward mathematics. The purpose of the present study was to: (a) compare the effects of a mathematics infused ETE curriculum and a control curriculum on student…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Technology Education
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Sherman, Thomas M.; Sanders, Mark; Kwon, Hyuksoo; Pembridge, James – Journal of Technology Education, 2009
In 2006, the authors began a project to understand what happens in middle school technology education classrooms in order to document the goals that technology education teachers pursue, the instructional strategies they use to teach children to meet these outcomes, the measures they use to assess achievement of these goals, and the learning…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Investigations, Gender Issues, Technology Education
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Doppelt, Yaron; Mehalik, Matthew M.; Schunn, Christian D.; Silk, Eli; Krysinski, Denis – Journal of Technology Education, 2008
A major goal of science education reform is to produce curricula that improve the learning of all students. In this study, the authors explore the use of design-based learning (DBL) to achieve this end. They examined two middle school science classes taught by a teacher who switched for the first time from a standard, scripted inquiry approach to…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Science Interests, Science Education, Teaching Methods
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Teston, George – Journal of Technology Education, 2008
When asked about individual perceptions of "technology," 68% of Americans primarily equate the term to the computer. Although this perception under represents the true breadth of the field, the statistic does speak to the ubiquitous role the computer plays across many technology disciplines. Software has become the building block of all major…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Antisocial Behavior, Crime, Economic Impact
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Frank, Moti; Barzilai, Abigail – Journal of Technology Education, 2006
Because we live in a society that increasingly depends upon technology, a growing number of voices are calling for the mandatory study of technology by school-aged children worldwide. Technological literacy is the ability to use, manage, assess, and understand technology, and involves the application of knowledge and abilities to real-world…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Technological Literacy, Faculty Development, Standards
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Koch, Janice; Feingold, Brooke – Journal of Technology Education, 2006
This study explores the use of design technology to teach a unit on poetry in a fifth grade class. The main goals of the poetry unit were to develop students' abilities to use their own creative voices to express themselves and to write descriptive poetry that creates detailed images for the reader. This unit was implemented in a fifth grade class…
Descriptors: Action Research, Poetry, Engineering Technology, Design
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Weber, Katherine; Custer, Rodney – Journal of Technology Education, 2005
Prominent U.S. economists and educational leaders have argued that citizens must become technologically literate to maintain economic growth (Bybee, 2003; Colaianne, 2000; Greenspan, 1997). All students of both genders need to acquire the skills necessary to become consumers capable of critically assessing the technologies they use, resulting in…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Preferences, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods
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MacDonald, Dougal; Gustafson, Brenda – Journal of Technology Education, 2004
Many elementary classroom science programs in North America have incorporated what is called design technology, design and technology, technology, technological problem-solving, and/or problem-solving through technology. Design technology involves designing and making products to meet some need, and is directly concerned with the individual's…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Design, Technology, Problem Solving
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Culbertson, Cory; Daugherty, Michael; Merrill, Chris – Journal of Technology Education, 2004
In the quest to improve public schools, an education in basic technological concepts and systems, or "technological literacy," has been viewed as an important part of a school curriculum (Dugger & Yung, 1995, pp. 7-8). Proponents of technology education have claimed that technological knowledge may be critical to the future needs of…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Academic Achievement, Junior High School Students, Scores