The P-12 Engineering and Design Education Research Summit is designed to be a catalyst for supporting the dissemination of educational research and collaboration that would enhance research in P-12 engineering and design education. The interdisciplinary conference aims to link research, teaching, policy, and engineering practice.
The theme for the summit is characterizing engineering and design thinking in pre-college settings. We invite scholarly submissions on pre-college engineering and design education topics.
The summit aims to bring together researchers, educators and policy makers who (1) Identify already with the growing community of P-12 engineering and design education research and/or (2) work in related areas in STEM education as well as non-STEM disciplines. More specifically, the objectives of the summit are to:
(a) develop a shared understanding of what engineering and design thinking look like when practiced by P-12 learners and other actors in P-12 education,
(b) highlight goals for P-12 engineering and design education,
(c) develop shared ways of talking about and describing P-12 engineering and design education,
(d) identify practices that promote engineering and design learning in P-12 settings and (e) share state-of-the art research on P-12 engineering and design education.