Twelve fifth and sixth grade science teacher specialists and their students in a high needs district in Ohio are engaged in a design-based research project within a three-year professional development effort with faculty in several departments at the University of Cincinnati to study how the engineering design process can be used effectively as a pedagogical strategy in science instruction to improve student interest, learning and skill development.
About Me (Bio):
Eric Mann is an assistant professor of educational studies and a faculty member of both the Gifted Education Resource Institute and the Institute for P-12 Engineering Research and Learning at Purdue University. Dr. Mann received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from University of Connecticut. Dr. Mann’s research interests center on creativity and talent development within science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM) disciplines.