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dc.contributor.authorKoul, Rekha
dc.contributor.authorMaynard, Nicoleta
dc.contributor.authorBrady, Kate
dc.contributor.authorEdmonds, R.
dc.contributor.editorYasir M. Al-Abdeli and Euan Lindsay
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T14:52:14Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T14:52:14Z
dc.date.created2012-03-12T20:01:10Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationKoul, Rekha and Maynard, Nicoleta and Ala'i, Kate and Edmonds, Reuben. 2011. A Pilot Study on Engineering and Technology Education in Primary Schools, in Al-Abdeli, Yasir M. and Lindsay, Euan (ed), Developing engineers for social justice: community involvement, ethics and sustainability, 22nd Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Dec 5-7 2011, pp. 266-272. Fremantle, WA: Engineers Australia
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/41494
dc.description.abstract

This paper reports on the first phase of an Engineering Education action research project aimed at developing interest and understanding among primary school students in engineering and technology (E and T) as potential career choices in order to redress the inadequate supply of appropriately trained professionals. The research team in collaboration with students, teachers and school administrators worked on developing engineering curriculum modules to extend existing science curricula in primary schools. Participating students completed pre and post assessments that included questions about general E and T concepts. Analysis revealed that students had a limited understanding about E and T. Post assessments indicated statistically significant improvements to student understanding after exposure to the engineering curriculum. This research demonstrated a successful development to enhance and measure excellence in teaching and learning of E and T concepts at primary school students' level.

dc.publisherEngineers Australia
dc.relation.urihttp://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=256528357516649;res=IELENG
dc.subjectEngineering--Study and teaching (Elementary)
dc.subjectTechnology--Study and teaching (Elementary)
dc.subjectAcademic-industrial collaboration
dc.titleA Pilot Study on Engineering and Technology Education in Primary Schools
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.startPage266
dcterms.source.endPage272
dcterms.source.titleProceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
dcterms.source.seriesProceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
dcterms.source.isbn9780858259980
dcterms.source.conference22nd Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateDec 5 2011
dcterms.source.conferencelocationFremantle, WA
dcterms.source.placeBarton, ACT
curtin.departmentScience and Mathematics Education Centre (Research Institute)
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