Elementary students becoming engineers through practice

Cathy P. Lachapelle, Christine Gentry, Jonathan D. Hertel, Chris San Antonio-Tunis, Christine Cunningham

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As part of an efficacy study of elementary school engineering curricula, we are recording all engineering lessons in 24 classrooms. Data collection is split between the treatment and comparison curriculum, and will continue through June 2014. Our observation notes and preliminary video analysis suggest that some students self-identify as engineers, while others do not. Our poster will present an analysis of the contexts and contributing factors leading to students' adoption of self-concepts in engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1587-1588
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS
Issue numberJanuary
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event11th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: Learning and Becoming in Practice, ICLS 2014 - Boulder, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2014Jun 27 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education


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