Making elementary engineering work: Lessons from partnerships and practice-museum of science

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The EiE project has heavily relied on a wide range of partners to accomplish its work- developing and implementing materials for elementary engineering requires many entities involved in the funding, development, advocacy, dissemination, research, and classroom implementation. This paper has explored three functions that partners and partnerships have served. Across all roles and types of partners some common characteristics of good partners exist-there must be an alignment of philosophy, a willingness to offer (and hear) feedback or constructive criticism, and a respect for the expertise of those involved. The EiE project and resources will continue to be built upon a network of partners and partnerships; we believe the community of elementary engineering educators benefits from multiple talented, smart people sharing their expertise and experiences. As the community grows, more and more children and teachers across the country can engage in elementary engineering.

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JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

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