Dr. Jamie Gurganus publishes article "Establishing a Content Taxonomy for the Coherent Study of Engineering in P-12 Schools" (MS #1232) in the Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER):
"In a continuing effort to promote and create engineering as a compulsory subject in P-12 and authentic to the practice of the field, creating quality and more prepared engineering students for college, a need exists to establish a coherent P-12 content framework for engineering teaching and learning. This framework would serve as both an epistemological foundation for the subject and a guide for the design of developmentally appropriate educational standards, performance expectations, learning progressions, and assessments. In a multi-year study, a modified Delphi method and a series of focus groups—which included teachers, professors, industry professionals, and other relevant stakeholders—were used to reach a consensus on engineering concepts deemed appropriate for secondary study. As a result, a content taxonomy for knowledge and practices appropriate for P-12 engineering emerged through multiple rounds of refinement. This article details the efforts to develop this taxonomy, and discusses how it can be used for standards creation, curriculum development, assessment of learning, and teacher preparation."
Congratulations to her!