Should makers be the engineers of the future?

Shawn Jordan, Micah Lande

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    Abstract

    Engineers participate in the Maker movement. Some Makers do not pursue formal engineering education but both the engineering field and their own vocational advancement could readily benefit. We seek to understand Makers and how they are inclusive or exclusive of what can be expected from engineers. From the Engineer of 2020 list of characteristics (National Academy of Engineering, 2004), we highlight practical ingenuity, creativity and lifelong learning for likely opportunities to leverage the Maker experience. The mission of this research is to develop a theory, inductively grounded in data and deductively built on literature, illuminating the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of Makers, describing their pathways in formal engineering education to better inform future innovations in order to improve the practical ingenuity and lifelong learning of our future engineers. Artifact elicitation interviews, based on the method of photo elicitation and critical incident technique interviews will be administered to participants. Results from the inductive and deductive analyses will be triangulated to generate a preliminary theory of Maker knowledge, skills, attitudes, and pathways. This theory, inductively grounded in data and deductively connected to literature, will describe aspects of Makers, along with how their pathways intersect with formal engineering education experiences.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
    Pages815-817
    Number of pages3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2013
    Event43rd IEEE Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2013 - Oklahoma City, OK, United States
    Duration: Oct 23 2013Oct 26 2013

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    Other43rd IEEE Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2013
    CountryUnited States
    CityOklahoma City, OK
    Period10/23/1310/26/13

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    Keywords

    • Engineering education
    • Engineering pathways
    • Making
    • Tinkering

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science Applications
    • Software
    • Education

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    Jordan, S., & Lande, M. (2013). Should makers be the engineers of the future? In Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE (pp. 815-817). [6684939] https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2013.6684939

    Should makers be the engineers of the future? / Jordan, Shawn; Lande, Micah.

    Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE. 2013. p. 815-817 6684939.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Jordan, S & Lande, M 2013, Should makers be the engineers of the future? in Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE., 6684939, pp. 815-817, 43rd IEEE Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2013, Oklahoma City, OK, United States, 10/23/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2013.6684939
    Jordan S, Lande M. Should makers be the engineers of the future? In Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE. 2013. p. 815-817. 6684939 https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2013.6684939
    Jordan, Shawn ; Lande, Micah. / Should makers be the engineers of the future?. Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE. 2013. pp. 815-817
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