Engineering

Conceive Design Implement Operate Initiative 16th International CDIO Conference; Bangkok, Thailand

Event Date: 
Tue, 06/09/2020 (All day) to Thu, 06/11/2020 (All day)
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Epistemological framing and novice elementary teachers' approaches to learning and teaching engineering design

As engineering learning experiences increasingly begin in elementary school, elementary teacher preparation programs are an important site for the study of teacher development in engineering education. In this article, we argue that the stances that novice teachers adopt toward engineering learning and knowledge are consequential for the opportunities they create for students.

Author/Presenter: 
Kristen B. Wendell
Jessica E. S. Swenson
Tejaswini S. Dalvi
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Year: 
2019
Short Description: 
In this article, authors present a comparative case study examining the epistemological framing dynamics of two novice urban teachers and argue that the stances that novice teachers adopt toward engineering learning and knowledge are consequential for the opportunities they create for students.

Instruments to Measure Elementary Student Mindsets about Smartness and Failure in General and with respect to Engineering

The aim of this study was to assess evidence for the validity of General Mindset (GM) and Engineering Mindset (EM) surveys that we developed for fifth-grade students (ages 10-11). In both surveys, we used six items to measure student mindset to determine if it was more fixed (presuming intelligence is fixed and failure is a sign that one is not smart enough) or more growth-minded (presuming one can become smarter and that failures are signals to improve) (Dweck, 1986).

Author/Presenter: 
Pamela S. Lottero-Perdue
Cathy P. Lachapelle
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Year: 
2019
Short Description: 
The aim of this study was to assess evidence for the validity of General Mindset (GM) and Engineering Mindset (EM) surveys that we developed for fifth-grade students (ages 10-11).

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