ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
Elementary teachers explore engineering design with pop-up books, during a two-week professional development summer institute, held at a four-year liberal arts college in northeastern United States. The descriptions and examples of pedagogical methods, models, and materials used to engage the teachers in paper engineering through their immersion into the world of pop-up books, are included. Pedagogical strategies and project-based curriculum design of the institute reflect 'best practices' as informed by current cognitive science literature on teaching and learning are discussed. Social-collaborative context during the summer institute that would guide and support teachers' developing understandings and skills in engineering education is worked out.
© 2005, American Society for Engineering Education
Etheredge, Susan; Lewis, Catherine; Ellis, Glenn; and Gralinski, Thomas, "To Pop or Not to Pop: Elementary Teachers Explore Engineering Design with Pop-Up Books" (2005). Engineering: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.