Iím currently working on research projects dealing with practicing K-8 teachers and engineering.
I hope to explore teachersí approaches to open-ended engineering design problems through a workshop I am teaching. In the workshop, teachers will engage in creative design challenges using ROBOLAB and LEGO Mindstorms construction kits. The teachers will be videotaped so that their methods of approaching the problems can be analyzed.
Additionally, I hope to gain an understanding of teachersí comfort with basic engineering concepts through surveys, observations, and interviews.
To visit my main thesis page, click here.
To read my literature review on Open-Ended Engineering Design Problems in K-12 Engineering Education, click here.