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Glancy, Aran W.; Moore, Tamara J.; Guzey, Selcen; Smith, Karl A. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2017
An understanding of statistics and skills in data analysis are becoming more and more essential, yet research consistently shows that students struggle with these concepts at all levels. This case study documents some of the struggles four groups of fifth-grade students encounter as they collect, organize, and interpret data and then ultimately…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Data Analysis, STEM Education, Grade 5
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Mathis, Corey A.; Siverling, Emilie A.; Glancy, Aran W.; Moore, Tamara J. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2017
One of the fundamental practices identified in Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is argumentation, which has been researched in P-12 science education for the previous two decades but has yet to be studied within the context of P-12 engineering education. This research explores how elementary and middle school science teachers incorporated…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, STEM Education, Integrated Curriculum, Science Teachers
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Crotty, Elizabeth A.; Guzey, Selcen S.; Roehrig, Gillian H.; Glancy, Aran W.; Ring-Whalen, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2017
This study examined different approaches to integrating engineering practices in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculum units. These various approaches were correlated with student outcomes on engineering assessment items. There are numerous reform documents in the USA and around the world that emphasize the need to…
Descriptors: Engineering, STEM Education, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains
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Singer, Jonathan E.; Ross, Julia M.; Jackson-Lee, Yvette – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2016
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education in the U.S. is in transition. The recently published "A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas" as well as the "Next Generation Science Standards" are responsive to this call and clearly articulate a vision that…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, STEM Education
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Guzey, S. Selcen; Moore, Tamara J.; Harwell, Michael – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2016
Improving K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education has a priority on numerous education reforms in the United States. To that end, developing and sustaining quality programs that focus on integrated STEM education is critical for educators. Successful implementation of any STEM program is related to the curriculum…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teacher Developed Materials, Engineering Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Valtorta, Clara G.; Berland, Leema K. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2015
Engineering in K-12 classrooms has been receiving expanding emphasis in the United States. The integration of science, mathematics, and engineering is a benefit and goal of K-12 engineering; however, current empirical research on the efficacy of K-12 science, mathematics, and engineering integration is limited. This study adds to this growing…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering Education, Secondary Education, High School Students
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Wendell, Kristen Bethke – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2014
The incorporation of engineering practices and core ideas into the "Next Generation Science Standards" at the elementary school level provides exciting opportunities but also raises important questions about the preparation of new elementary teachers. Both the teacher education and engineering education communities have a limited…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Engineering, Engineering Education, Elementary School Science
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Dare, Emily A.; Ellis, Joshua A.; Roehrig, Gillian H. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2014
It is difficult to ignore the increased use of technological innovations in today's world, which has led to various calls for the integration of engineering into K-12 science standards. The need to understand how engineering is currently being brought to science classrooms is apparent and necessary in order to address these calls for integration.…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Physics, Engineering, Engineering Education
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Berland, Leema K. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2013
We are increasingly seeing an emphasis on STEM integration in high school classrooms such that students will learn and apply relevant math and science content while simultaneously developing engineering habits of mind. However, research in both science education and engineering education suggests that this goal of truly integrating STEM is rife…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Instructional Design, STEM Education