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Cudney, Elizabeth A.; Ezzell, Julie M. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2017
Educational institutions are consistently looking for ways to prepare students for the competitive workforce. Various methods have been utilized to interpret human differences, such as learning preferences and motivation, in order to make the curriculum more valuable. The objective of this research was to determine the impact of new teaching…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Motivation, Instructional Effectiveness, Undergraduate Students
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Mendoza Diaz, Noemi V.; Cox, Monica F.; Adams, Stephanie G. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2013
This mixed-methods pilot study extends researchers' understandings about elementary teachers' (K-6) perceptions of design, engineering and technology. In the first phase of the study, a reliable and valid survey was given to thirty-five participants in a teacher professional development academy sponsored by the Institute for P-12 Engineering…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Elementary School Teachers, Mixed Methods Research, Pilot Projects
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Elrod, Cassandra C.; Murray, Susan L.; Flachsbart, Barry B.; Burgher, Karl E.; Foth, Drew M. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2010
This research was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of using a LITEE multimedia case study to teaching concepts in engineering courses. The LITEE Superstar case study was implemented in an engineering Project Management course. Numerous surveys regarding student expectations, outcomes, and attitudes were collected and results are presented…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Improvement, Case Studies, Multimedia Instruction
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Swift, Theresa M.; Watkins, Steve E. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2004
Student motivation for and proficiency in science and mathematics begin in the early grades. Level-appropriate resources and professional outreach activities are as beneficial for teachers and students at elementary levels as for higher levels. Engineering applications can be effective vehicles for giving students hands-on exposure to technical…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Student Motivation, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students