publication . Article . 2015

The landscape of PreK-12 engineering online resources for teachers: global trends

Aikaterini Bagiati; So Yoon Yoon; Demetra Evangelou; Alejandra Magana; Garene Kaloustian; Jiabin Zhu;
Open Access English
  • Published: 15 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Background: The newly formed discipline of engineering education is addressing the need to (a) enhance STEM education for precollege students and (b) identify optimum ways to introduce engineering content starting, perhaps, from the early ages. Introducing engineering at the Prekindergarten through 12th grade (PreK-12) education level requires significant changes in teacher preparation and support. It highlights the need for developing developmentally appropriate content knowledge and pedagogical methods, thus revealing the challenges of preparing teachers to incorporate this type of knowledge base into their practice. Although professional development offered b...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Web resource, Formal learning, Science education, Teacher education, Entry Level, Pedagogy, Engineering education, Educational technology, Mathematics education, Professional development, Computer science
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