NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 8 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Mosley, Pauline; Ardito, Gerald; Scollins, Lauren – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
The principal purpose of this investigation is to study the effect of robotic cooperative learning methodologies on middle school students' critical thinking, and STEM interest. The semi-experimental inquiry consisted of ninety four six-grade students (forty nine students in the experimental group, forty five students in the control group), chosen…
Descriptors: Robotics, Cooperative Learning, Student Interests, STEM Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Pantoya, Michelle L.; Aguirre-Munoz, Zenaida; Hunt, Emily M. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2015
This project describes a strategy to introduce young children to engineering in a way that develops their engineering identity. The targeted age group is 3-7 year old students because they rarely experience purposeful engineering instruction. The curriculum was designed around an engineering storybook and included interactive academic discussions…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Self Concept, Curriculum
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Sun, Yan; Strobel, Johannes – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2014
The present study sought to reveal how elementary teachers develop their engineering pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) after leaving professional development programs to practice engineering teaching in real classroom settings. Participants of this study were the elementary teachers who received one-week training of engineering education…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Engineering Education, Faculty Development
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Van Overschelde, James P. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a hands-on, project-based engineering curriculum for high school and middle school students, which has quadrupled annual enrollment in Texas in five years to over 23,000 students. The diversity of students participating has also increased dramatically. Using six years of longitudinally-linked student data, the…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, High School Students, Middle School Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Karp, Tanja; Maloney, Patricia – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
In this paper, we describe the successful implementation of an afterschool LEGO robotics program for elementary and middle school students that is annually offered by the Whitacre College of Engineering at Texas Tech University. Three events are held on campus: the kickoff, a trial run, and the competition, spread over a period of eight weeks. In…
Descriptors: Robotics, Elementary School Students, STEM Education, Middle School Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Mayrose, James – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2012
Immersive Virtual Reality (VR) has seen explosive growth over the last decade. Immersive VR attempts to give users the sensation of being fully immersed in a synthetic environment by providing them with 3D hardware, and allowing them to interact with objects in virtual worlds. The technology is extremely effective for learning and exploration, and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Simulation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Dell, Elizabeth M.; Christman, Jeanne; Garrick, Robert D. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2011
This paper describes a workshop led by female Engineering Technology students, with support from female faculty, to provide an introduction to Engineering Technology to 4th-7th grade girls through a series of interactive laboratory experiments. This outreach program was developed to improve attitudes towards science and engineering in middle…
Descriptors: Females, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6