Dissertation - Public Access
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
Mary Ann Kahl
Engineering Design, part of the practices dimension of the Next Generation Science Standards, NGSS, is widely recognized as the most challenging piece for teachers to implement. It involves practices that teachers are unfamiliar with, have not taught before, have not been taught, and have not experienced as a student. This manuscript documents a mixed-methods survey of over 200 K-12 teachers on their perceptions of both the greatest barriers to implementation of Engineering Design, and those items that will be of most value as a solution to those barriers. A systems approach to understanding Engineering Design was utilized; with data collection in the change arenas of Competencies, Conditions, Culture, and Context.
Turner, Ken L., "Perceived Barriers And Solutions: Engineering Design Implementation" (2015). Dissertations. 122.