A Case Study Exploring Transfer of Pedagogical Philosophy from Music to Engineering

Medha Dalal, Adam Carberry, Derek Warmington, Richard Maxwell

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Abstract

This Research Work in Progress paper presents a case study that demonstrates how a secondary school teacher with a non-STEM background identifies parallels between the engineering design process and music creation to embrace teaching an engineering course for the first time. Multiple interviews and classroom observations were open coded using a two-cycle coding approach to reveal four themes: overcoming imposter syndrome, connections between engineering and music, challenges encountered, and changes in practice. These themes highlight the processes involved in transferring a pedagogical philosophy that can inform future efforts to explore the necessary preconditions for bridging seemingly disparate and unconnected content areas. Further exploration building on these findings will inform efforts to broaden the pool of teachers capable of teaching pre-college engineering classes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2020 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728189611
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 21 2020
Event2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2020 - Uppsala, Sweden
Duration: Oct 21 2020Oct 24 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Volume2020-October
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2020
Country/TerritorySweden
CityUppsala
Period10/21/2010/24/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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