An experimental study of Engineering-Science-Mathematics Approach in elementary engineering and science education

Eric Z. Ma, Wai Chau Edward Lo, Mansun Chan

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Abstract

A learning model of Engineering-Science-Mathematics Approach (ESMA) is designed and experimented for engineering pre-college outreach to K-6 students and teachers. It is evidenced that the learning efficiency and outcome are significantly higher than traditional learning approach of Mathematics-Science- Engineering at college level. This design utilizes the minimum resources of engineering and science specialists in school district and materials available on the market. The ESMA model can be applied to a wide audience with trained in-school science teachers. The study shows that K-6 is the optimal age period for engineering pre-college outreach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 2012
Event1st IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2012 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 20 Aug 201223 Aug 2012

Conference

Conference1st IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2012
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period20/08/1223/08/12

Keywords

  • elementary gifted education
  • engineering pre-college outreach
  • K-6 engineering and science education
  • nature of engineering
  • nature of science
  • nature of scientific inquiry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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