Student Responses to Challenge-based Engineering Curricula

Leema Berland, William McKenna
2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings   unpublished
Berland is broadly interested in facilitating and studying students as they engage in complex communication practices. She is currently focused on exploring the dynamics of how and why students are able (or unable) to productively communicate in engineering classrooms, in the context of UTeachEngineering high school classrooms. Mr. William F. McKenna, University of Texas, Austin Bill McKenna received his master's of mathematics from the University of North Texas about 10 years ago, and, after a
more » ... s ago, and, after a brief career in acoustical test enclosures, he is working towards a doctorate in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. McKenna's current research focuses on high school engineering students. In this work, he strives to connect student participation in authentic discourse practices, student understandings of the content under study and the process of effective communication, and the products they are designing. He is also pursuing the relationships between professional engineering practices and the ecology of high school engineering classrooms.
doi:10.18260/1-2--21948 fatcat:nv7qw7jmj5covku67h2gqis77m