June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
Pre-College Engineering Education Division
Engineering activities used in the K-12 classroom arise from a variety of sources. As engineering has the opportunity to penetrate farther into K-12, through the implementation of Next Generation science standards or through integrated STEM instruction, the proliferation of activities assigned the engineering moniker has increased tremendously. This paper describes a meta-analysis of activities from a variety of sources. The activities are categorized as to pedagogical technique, content standards addressed, engineering content taught, and other elements extracted from the literature. The goal of this analysis is two-fold: to determine trends with respect to content and type of activities that are being proposed and to perform a gap analysis. The sources used to locate activities are NAE, ASEE, and IEEE, as well as educator exchanges and related origins.
Bottomley, L. (2017, June), Essential Components Found in K-12 Engineering Activities Devised by Engineering Educators Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28292
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