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Yoon, So Yoon; Diefes-Dux, Heidi; Strobel, Johannes – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
The ultimate objective of teacher professional development (TPD) is to deliver a positive impact on students' engagement and performance in class through teacher practice via improving their content and pedagogical content knowledge and changing their attitudes toward the subject being taught. However, compared to other content areas, such as…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Engineering Education, Program Effectiveness
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Chin, Jessica; Zeid, Abe; Duggan, Claire; Kamarthi, Sagar – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2011
Innovators and abstract thinkers--students who question why are going to be the future of engineering, of science and cures for diseases. Rarely do students ask where and how innovation is created. Students, particularly post-secondary students have lost their curiosity and they have lost their ability to question. Why? Because the relationship…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, STEM Education, Theory Practice Relationship, High School Students