Engineering education in the middle school : exploring foundational structures

English, Lyn D., Hudson, Peter B., & Dawes, Les A. (2012) Engineering education in the middle school : exploring foundational structures. In Mann, Llewellyn (Ed.) Proceedings of 2012 Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) Annual Conference, Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE), Melbourne, Vic.

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The recently released Mathematics, Engineering & Science in the National Interest report (May, 2012) highlights the universal perspective that an education in these disciplines is essential to a nation’s future prosperity. Although studies in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) are being implemented across many schools, progress to date has been slow especially with respect to incorporating engineering experiences in the middle and primary grades. Our concerns for the limited attention given to engineering in STEM and the low uptake of university engineering courses in universities, prompted us to conduct a longitudinal project on engineering education across grade levels 7-9.

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ID Code: 55616
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Engineering education, Maths education, Science education, STEM
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 14 Dec 2012 02:50
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2013 04:11

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