Research

Project Evaluation Questions

Question 1:
Does a project which uses scientific inquiry and the engineering design process (EDP) contribute to an increase in teachers' content knowledge of science and engineering?

Question 2:
Does a project which uses scientific inquiry and the EDP contribute to an increase in students' content knowledge of science and engineering?

Question 3:
Do students improve their 21st century skills as a result of the program?

Question 4:
To what extent do teachers' beliefs and attitudes towards teaching science and engineering change over time?

Question 5:
To what extent did the program promote an increase in collaboration and shared vision among partners? (University Faculty, Districts & Schools, Administrators, Teachers, Students, Parents)

 

Research Questions

Question 1:
What are the teachers' conceptions of the 21st century skills as they apply to teaching and learning? To what extent did they change over time as a result of the program?

Question 2:
What immediate and contextual factors limit or facilitate a teacher's success in changing classroom practice?

 

Documents

 

Publications

  • NARST PISA Paper
  • ASEE PISA Paper: PD Grades 3-5
  • ASEE PISA Paper: Lessons Learned
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    Presentations

  • LNC Poster
  • MSP LNC Presentation
  • MSP SIG Presentation