Research Plan


The CEEMS research uses a mixed methods design to respond to the following questions:

  1. How do students in a design and challenge-based learning environment engage in decision making, strategic planning, evaluation revision of plans?
  2. How do students in design and challenge based learning environments perceive their involvement in STEM careers?
  3. What measures and instruments are most effective at capturing and documenting these learning tasks?
  4. How are the teachers’ gains in knowledge of engineering transferred into instructional plans?
  5. What supports and barriers do teachers encounter as they implement their plans with students?
  6. How do the knowledge gains and implementation factors impact the teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge?