Learning through improvement from failure in elementary engineering design projects

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The purpose of this chapter is to illustrate the theory and research methods leading to decisions made while using a large video archive to investigate students and teachers socially constructing the phenomena of failure and improvement in elementary engineering design projects. I will also describe the development of an analytic rubric as a way to investigate socioculturally constructed phenomena in situ, including the comparison of the student discourse from the video and journal writings as a way of establishing validity for the analysis of student artifacts as complementary to video analysis. The chapter is organized using the research method framework described in Chapter 1 (Kelly & Green, this volume).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTheory and Methods for Sociocultural Research in Science and Engineering Education
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781351139915
ISBN (Print)9780815351894
StatePublished - Dec 17 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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