Analysis of Elementary and Secondary School Teachers' Recognition about Engineering Education in Elementary and Secondary School

초.중등학교 교사의 초.중등 공학교육에 대한 인식 분석

  • Received : 2013.05.22
  • Accepted : 2013.09.25
  • Published : 2013.07.30

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to analyze elementary and secondary school teachers' recognition about engineering education in elementary and secondary school. For this, we surveyed elementary and secondary school teachers. The result of this study is as follow. First, most teachers perceived that engineering positively affect national competitiveness and development. They also found that engineering education helps student to select natural science and engineering field career. Moreover, they perceived that engineering contents are not applied in elementary and secondary schools curriculums, hence it does not stimulate interest in engineering. Therefore, they perceived that if engineering education contents are systematically applied in formal curriculum, it will have a positive effect on current engineering education. Second, most teachers perceived that roles of engineering education are to make students learn creative design and problem solving process and inform about the engineering field career. They perceived that the best grade to start engineering education is 4~6 grade in elementary school and the best way to apply engineering education is through distributing engineering education contents to related subjects. They also perceived that technology subject has the most relation to engineering education and science subjects; mathematics subject follow after.

Keywords

Engineering Education;Elementary and Secondary School;Teacher;Recognition

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국과학창의재단