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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Sili
dc.contributor.authorCardella, Monica
dc.identifier.citationZhang, S. & Cardella, M. (2010). Knowledge Transmission and Engineering Teaching. In Gomez, K., Lyons, L., & Radinsky, J. (Eds.), Learning in the Disciplines: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2010) - Volume 1, Full Papers (pp. 1095-1102). Chicago IL: International Society of the Learning Sciences.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the concept of knowledge as well as the process of knowledge transmission, both in general and specifically regarding engineering knowledge. This study focuses on twenty-four parents who discussed the activities that they engage in to help their children learn about engineering during hour-long interviews. The intergenerational transmission of knowledge that is described in the interviews is analyzed through 1) social structural and cultural analysis, and 2) a case study. We find that parents teach children what they perceived as engineering knowledge, which is not necessarily true but rather subjective, and believed to be a fact based on the parent's other forms of knowledge learned in the past. Understanding this will help us look at engineering education from a new perspective, and the application of this understanding could be used to help provide non-engineering parents alternative ways to support their wish to explore engineering knowledge with their children.en_US
dc.publisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)en_US
dc.titleKnowledge Transmission and Engineering Teachingen_US
dc.typeFull Papersen_US
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