PostedWednesday, February 17, 2016 at 10:44 AM
This research brief discusses an the article, "NGSS and the landscape of engineering in K–12 state science standards" in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching January, 2015.
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) represent a dramatic shift in expectations for K–12 science education. One key change from previous state standards is that engineering design is explicitly elevated to the same level of importance as science inquiry. To understand the shifts that schools may need to make, Moore, Tank, Glancy, and Kersten examined the ways in which state standards, prior to the adoption of NGSS, included engineering education.
Research brief includes a summary of the research design and findings along with implications for practice. It was produced by the NSF-funded Relating Research to Practice project, which provides short summaries of peer-reviewed research written with informal educators in mind.