Expertise and Adoption: Preliminary Classification of Elementary Teachers' Integration of Engineering - Seminar

Event Date: November 17, 2011
Speaker: Dr. Johannes Strobel
Speaker Affiliation: INSPIRE, School of Engineering Education
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Forney, G124
Contact Name: Dr. Demetra Evangelou
Contact Phone: 494-4158
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The integration of engineering is rarely taught to pre-service and in-service teachers. In order to provide sound teacher professional development, a cohesive and domain-specific model is necessary to understand (1) teachers’ progression towards engineering teaching expertise and (2) their stage of adoption. This study developed a model of elementary engineering education (EEE) adoption and expertise development among teachers. The process of model development, the model and implications are discussed.