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Early Engineering Learning, 1st ed. 2018 Early Mathematics Learning and Development Series

Langue : Anglais

Coordonnateurs : English Lyn, Moore Tamara

Couverture de l’ouvrage Early Engineering Learning

This book addresses engineering learning in early childhood, spanning ages 3 to 8 years. It explores why engineering experiences are important in young children's overall development and how engineering is a core component of early STEM learning, including how engineering education links and supports children's existing experiences in science, mathematics, and design and technology, both before school and in the early school years.

Promoting STEM education across the school years is a key goal of many nations, with the realization that building STEM skills required by societies takes time and needs to begin as early as possible. Despite calls from national and international organisations, the inclusion of engineering-based learning within elementary and primary school programs remains limited in many countries. Engineering experiences for young children in the pre-school or early school years has received almost no attention, even though young children can be considered natural engineers.

This book addresses this void by exposing what we know about engineering for young learners, including their capabilities for solving engineering-based problems and the (few) existing programs that are capitalising on their potential.

Introduction.- Chapter 1 Early Engineering: An introduction to young children's potential.- Section 1 Engineering Thinking and Habits of Mind.- Chapter 2 Engineering in the early grades: Harnessing children's natural ways of thinking.- Chapter 3 Encouraging the development of engineering habits of mind in Prekindergarten.- Chapter 4 Habits of Mind and Early Engineering Education.- Chapter 5 Spatial skills framework for young engineers.- Chapter 6 Identifying Engineering in a PreK classroom: An observation protocol to support guided project-based instruction.- Chapter 7 Assessing early engineering thinking and design competencies in the classroom.- Section 2 Engineering Curriculum Design and Development.- Chapter 8 Engineering concepts, practices, and trajectories for Early Childhood Education.- Chapter 9 The integration of high-quality Literature, Engineering Design, and STEM content to promote meaningful student learning.- Chapter 10 Novel Engineering in Early Elementary classrooms.- Chapter 11 Books, Butterflies, and 'Bots: Integrating engineering and robotics into Early Childhood curricula.- Chapter 12 Seeds of STEM: The development of a problem-based STEM curriculum for Early Childhood classrooms.- Concluding Points.- Chapter 13 Engineering Education in Early Childhood: Reflections and future directions.

Lyn English is a professor of STEM in education at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia.  Her research includes statistics education, engineering education, mathematical modeling and reasoning, and mathematical problem solving and posing. Lyn is a fellow of The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and founding editor of the international journal, Mathematical Thinking and Learning. Lyn's research has been recognized with several awards, including the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Career Research Medal.

Tamara J. Moore, Ph.D., is an associate professor of engineering education and the Director of STEM Integration at the INSPIRE Research Institute for Pre-College Engineering at Purdue University. Dr. Moore’s research is centered on the integration of STEM concepts in K-12 and postsecondary classrooms in order to help students make connections between the STEM disciplines and achieve a deep understanding. Her work focuses on defining STEM integration and investigating its power for student learning. She received a U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2012.

The first book in the underrepresented field of early engineering education

Explores why engineering experiences are important in young children's overall development and how engineering is a core component of early STEM learning

Relevant to engineering education as well as to early mathematics and science learning, and early childhood learning in general

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Ouvrage de 287 p.

15.5x23.5 cm

Disponible chez l'éditeur (délai d'approvisionnement : 15 jours).

Prix indicatif 116,04 €

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