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Complexities of Integrating Science and Engineering in Elementary School Science

Title: Complexities of Integrating Science and Engineering in Elementary School Science.

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Name(s): Schellinger, Jennifer, author
Southerland, Sherry A., 1962-, Professor Co-Directing Dissertation
Jaber, Lama, Professor Co-Directing Dissertation
Winn, Alice A., University Representative
Boggs, George L., Committee Member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Education, degree granting college
School of Teacher Education, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Doctoral Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (113 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The Next Generation Science Standards present an integrated approach to science and engineering education in which science is foundational to engineering and engineering contextualizes and reinforces science ideas. The research presented here explores how one elementary school teacher and her students came to understand what is expected of them when asked to engage in an integrated science and engineering unit on simple circuits. Analysis of whole class and small group video transcripts and artifacts revealed that an integrated approach may be more problematic that promising for teachers and students. We discuss these findings and what they might mean when engineering is seen as an avenue for applying science knowledge in classrooms.
Identifier: 2019_Spring_Schellinger_fsu_0071E_14874 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the School of Teacher Education in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester 2018.
Date of Defense: December 13, 2018.
Keywords: Elementary Science Education, Integration of Science and Engineering, Science Education
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Sherry A. Southerland, Professor Co-Directing Dissertation; Lama Z. Jaber, Professor Co-Directing Dissertation; Alice Winn, University Representative; George Boggs, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Science -- Study and teaching
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Host Institution: FSU

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