skip to content
Standards for K-12 Engineering Education? Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Standards for K-12 Engineering Education?

Author: Committee on Standards for K-12 Engineering Education,; National Research Council (U.S.),
Publisher: Washington : National Academies Press Sept. 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The goal of this study was to assess the value and feasibility of developing and implementing content standards for engineering education at the K-12 level. Content standards have been developed for three disciplines in STEM education--science, technology, and mathematic--but not for engineering. To date, a small but growing number of K-12 students are being exposed to engineering-related materials, and limited but  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Committee on Standards for K-12 Engineering Education,; National Research Council (U.S.),
ISBN: 9780309160155 0309160154 1282885766 9781282885769 9780309160162 0309160162
OCLC Number: 817955755
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional
Description: 1 online resource (160 pages)
Contents: 1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1 Introduction; 4 2 Arguments For and Against Content Standards for K-12 Engineering Education; 5 3 Leveraging Existing Standards to Improve K-12 Engineering Education; 6 4 Conclusions and Recommendations; 7 Appendix A: Committee Biographies; 8 Appendix B: Commissioned Papers; 9 Appendix C: Workshop on Standards for K-12 Engineering Education

Abstract:

The goal of this study was to assess the value and feasibility of developing and implementing content standards for engineering education at the K-12 level. Content standards have been developed for three disciplines in STEM education--science, technology, and mathematic--but not for engineering. To date, a small but growing number of K-12 students are being exposed to engineering-related materials, and limited but intriguing evidence suggests that engineering education can stimulate interest and improve learning in mathematics and science as well as improve understanding of engineering and technology. Given this background, a reasonable question is whether standards would improve the quality and increase the amount of teaching and learning of engineering in K-12 education. <br /> <br /> The book concludes that, although it is theoretically possible to develop standards for K-12 engineering education, it would be extremely difficult to ensure their usefulness and effective implementation. This conclusion is supported by the following findings: (1) there is relatively limited experience with K-12 engineering education in U.S. elementary and secondary schools, (2) there is not at present a critical mass of teachers qualified to deliver engineering instruction, (3) evidence regarding the impact of standards-based educational reforms on student learning in other subjects, such as mathematics and science, is inconclusive, and (4) there are significant barriers to introducing stand-alone standards for an entirely new content area in a curriculum already burdened with learning goals in more established domains of study.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/817955755> # Standards for K-12 Engineering Education?
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book, schema:MediaObject ;
    library:oclcnum "817955755" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/789482215#Place/washington> ; # Washington
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/dcu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/789482215#Place/united_states> ; # United States.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/789482215#Topic/engineering_study_and_teaching_elementary> ; # Engineering--Study and teaching (Elementary)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/789482215#Topic/engineering_study_and_teaching_secondary_united_states> ; # Engineering--Study and teaching (Secondary)--United States
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/789482215#Topic/engineering_study_and_teaching_secondary> ; # Engineering--Study and teaching (Secondary)
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/372.358/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/789482215#Topic/engineering_study_and_teaching_elementary_united_states> ; # Engineering--Study and teaching (Elementary)--United States
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:contentRating "Scholarly & Professional" ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/789482215#Organization/national_research_council_u_s> ; # National Research Council (U.S.),
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/789482215#Organization/committee_on_standards_for_k_12_engineering_education> ; # Committee on Standards for K-12 Engineering Education,
    schema:datePublished "Set. 2010" ;
    schema:description "The goal of this study was to assess the value and feasibility of developing and implementing content standards for engineering education at the K-12 level. Content standards have been developed for three disciplines in STEM education--science, technology, and mathematic--but not for engineering. To date, a small but growing number of K-12 students are being exposed to engineering-related materials, and limited but intriguing evidence suggests that engineering education can stimulate interest and improve learning in mathematics and science as well as improve understanding of engineering and technology. Given this background, a reasonable question is whether standards would improve the quality and increase the amount of teaching and learning of engineering in K-12 education.

The book concludes that, although it is theoretically possible to develop standards for K-12 engineering education, it would be extremely difficult to ensure their usefulness and effective implementation. This conclusion is supported by the following findings: (1) there is relatively limited experience with K-12 engineering education in U.S. elementary and secondary schools, (2) there is not at present a critical mass of teachers qualified to deliver engineering instruction, (3) evidence regarding the impact of standards-based educational reforms on student learning in other subjects, such as mathematics and science, is inconclusive, and (4) there are significant barriers to introducing stand-alone standards for an entirely new content area in a curriculum already burdened with learning goals in more established domains of study.
"@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/789482215> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Standards for K-12 Engineering Education?"@en ;
    schema:productID "817955755" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/817955755#PublicationEvent/washington_national_academies_presssept_2010> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/789482215#Agent/national_academies_press> ; # National Academies Press
    schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=3378682> ;
    schema:url <http://public.ebookcentral.proquest.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=3378682> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=343954> ;
    schema:url <http://www.myilibrary.com?id=288576&ref=toc> ;
    schema:url <http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=12990> ;
    schema:url <http://www.myilibrary.com?id=288576> ;
    schema:url <http://site.ebrary.com/id/10425173> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781282885769> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780309160162> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780309160155> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/817955755> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/789482215#Agent/national_academies_press> # National Academies Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "National Academies Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/789482215#Organization/committee_on_standards_for_k_12_engineering_education> # Committee on Standards for K-12 Engineering Education,
    a schema:Organization ;
    schema:name "Committee on Standards for K-12 Engineering Education," ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/789482215#Organization/national_research_council_u_s> # National Research Council (U.S.),
    a schema:Organization ;
    schema:name "National Research Council (U.S.)," ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/789482215#Place/united_states> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/789482215#Topic/engineering_study_and_teaching_elementary> # Engineering--Study and teaching (Elementary)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Engineering--Study and teaching (Elementary)"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/789482215#Topic/engineering_study_and_teaching_elementary_united_states> # Engineering--Study and teaching (Elementary)--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Engineering--Study and teaching (Elementary)--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/789482215#Topic/engineering_study_and_teaching_secondary> # Engineering--Study and teaching (Secondary)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Engineering--Study and teaching (Secondary)"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/789482215#Topic/engineering_study_and_teaching_secondary_united_states> # Engineering--Study and teaching (Secondary)--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Engineering--Study and teaching (Secondary)--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780309160155>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0309160154" ;
    schema:isbn "9780309160155" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780309160162>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0309160162" ;
    schema:isbn "9780309160162" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781282885769>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1282885766" ;
    schema:isbn "9781282885769" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.